Khristiana Samake '23

Khristiana Samake in her whitecoat sitting down

Hello, my name is Khristiana Samake and I attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I was able to earn my Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in chemistry. I later obtained my Master’s in biomedical science at Elms College in Springfield. During this time, I worked as a certified nurse assistant, a medical assistant at a SIC unit, and in the Army reverse prior to going to PA School. When I had time off, I loved to spend time with my significant other and my puppy Blizzard, try new activities, travel, eat, and sometimes play board games with friends and family. In addition, other activities that I did love doing are professional kickboxing and karate. For this past year, I learned how to swim, which is one of my greatest achievements. From my experience learning how to swim, I also learned never to give up on things you set your mind to and really want to accomplish.

Preferred Pronouns?  she/her/hers

Where would you say you are from?  Bronx, NY, US

Where did you receive your Bachelor's degree?  Quinnipiac University

What degree(s) have you completed thus far? Bachelor's degree and Master's degree

If you completed a master's or professional degree, which degree did you complete, and from what university?  Biomedicine Science Elms College

How did you hear about CWRU's PA program?  Family friend​​​​​​​.

Why did you choose the PA program?  It was a good program.

What are you looking forward to the most in the PA program?  It gets all the materials I need to be a great PA.

What advice would you give future PA students as they begin to search for programs?  Don't give up and believe in yourself.