CHSE Ambassador Elise Delahoussaye
Elise is in CHSE's School of Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Movement Science.
Q: Why did you choose LSU?
A: LSU was the only place where from the moment I drove up to campus, it felt like a home away from home. I knew I was making the right decision because just hours after I left my first tour of the campus I already missed it, and was counting down the days until I graduated high school so I could finally go back for good.
Q: Why did you choose Kinesiology as your major?
A: It wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school when I listened to a lecture by a physical therapist at our career day – needless to say I was extremely interested. Physical therapy, as I have learned, isn’t just about fixing injuries or building strength. It is about building personal relationships with your patients, discovering new and interesting techniques, and leaving the work day knowing you are truly making an impact in someone’s life and well-being. I have found a passion for it and cannot wait to be the next therapist in my family!
Q: What are you most excited for this semester?
A: I am most excited for all the opportunities this semester. Now that I’m a sophomore, and have a year under my belt, I feel ready and confident to step out of my comfort zone and discover everything LSU has to offer me. And of course, I’m excited for football season!
Q: Why did you apply to be a CHSE Ambassador?
A: I applied to be a CHSE Ambassador because I wanted to help students. I’ve always helped my friends with scheduling and finding majors. So, when I saw the application circulating in my e-mail, I knew I had to apply. Honestly, it was the best decision I made because I know that I am able to make a difference in a student’s life, even if it's a small one.
Q: What advice would you give to someone contemplating your major?
A: Get hands on experience. You never really know what the profession is like until you have seen it first-hand. Learning information in the classroom vs. rehabbing a patient in the “real world” makes a huge difference. Also, don’t stress! Everything WILL fall into place as it should.
Q: What is something that surprised you about LSU or CHSE?
A: The thing that I was most surprised about with CHSE was how welcoming and friendly everybody was. From the moment I walked into the dean's office thinking It was the counselor's office to now, every encounter with a faculty, staff, or student in the college has still been nothing but smiles, open arms, and friendly faces.
Q: What do you plan to do with your degree once you graduate?
A: I plan to apply to LSU’s New Orleans graduate school and pursue my doctorate in physical therapy. From there, I hope to work in an outpatient clinic as a physical therapist before starting my own.
An interesting fact about me is I’m the step show co-chair and Red Dress Gala co-chair for my sorority, Alpha Phi.
My dream job would be a physical therapist or to tour the world as a musical performer.
My favorite LSU tradition is GAME DAY TIGER BAND ENTRANCE!
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