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December 2017

Getting To Know The Zionsville PT Staff Staff Spotlight: Katia Peña Garcia, PT Tech

Katia (pronounced KAH’-TEE-AH) joined the staff here in early fall this year, and is a delight to those who work with her – both staff and patients. She is a quick learner, an inquisitive student, and has set her career path goal of becoming a physical therapist. She graduated from ZCHS in 2013, attended Marian University and graduated in the spring of 2017 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in global studies. Katia did this while maintaining a high GPA and being a section leader in the flute section of the university marching and concert bands. Katia has applied to several physical therapy programs and is awaiting replies and interviews early in 2018. In the meantime, we are blessed to have her with us, providing care and relationship building here at ZPT. Q: Favorite food? A: Grilled cheese and tomato soup or anything with strawberries. I LOVE fresh strawberries! Q: Family? A: I live with my parents and my younger brother here in Zionsville. Both of my parents are great motivators for me. My younger brother attends Marian University, studying engineering. Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? A: I like reading books, watching movies, playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, and hanging out with my dog, Bonita. Q: Unique fact(s) most people don’t know about you? A: I really enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles and doing nail art. I recently completed a 40-hour interpreter training through MITS, plus CHI testing, working toward certification as a Spanish – English interpreter! Q: What do you like most about working at ZPT? A: I really like learning about physical therapy. I feel like I learn something new every day. I also really like interacting with the patients.

We all think you’re pretty special, too, Katia. Best wishes with your upcoming interviews and decisions.

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