Ms. Christina Rombouts
Academic Department: Literature and Languages
Academic Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Graduation Year: 2013
Hometown: Loretto, PA
- Academic Honors: Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Delta Epsilon Sigma; SFU Honor Society; Sigma Tau Delta, Vice President; Phi Sigma Iota; SFU Dean’s List
- Community Service: Holy Name Church, Cantor; St. Francis Xavier Church, Religious Education Instructor; Freshman Orientation; Honors and Clubs: Make A Patient Smile (MAPS) Treasurer, VP; Literary Guild Treasurer, Secretary, VP; French Club Secretary, Physician Assistant Student Society Treasurer; A.P.P.L.E.S. Foreign Language Festival Judge;
- Miscellaneous: Ambialet Summer Study Abroad Program; Peer Tutor.
Looking back on my four years at Saint Francis, I’m overwhelmed by how much I gained in that short time. From the beginning, I had a clear picture in mind of the kind of career I wanted to have, and Saint Francis’ Physician Assistant program was the perfect fit. As a freshman, I was excited to begin the path towards being a PA, but I could not have predicted the other interests I would discover and pursue. The diversity of clubs and activities at Saint Francis encourages everybody to try something new for its own sake. The students here are focused enough on their goals to succeed, but curious enough to branch out from their major and become well-rounded people with many interests. In any given club, you’ll find students from all different majors, and anybody is welcome. Although I was a health sciences student, I found myself a member of things like the Literary Guild and the French Club. I also benefited greatly from classes that I took as part of the General Education program – in particular, philosophy and foreign languages. These classes piqued my interest, and persuaded me to minor in philosophy and French, which, in turn, opened doors to new opportunities. I was fortunate enough to participate in the month-long study abroad program in Ambialet, France, which was undoubtedly one of the best months of my life. My years at Saint Francis were a wonderful medley of experiences that could not have been replicated anywhere else.