Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
Originally attending Millersville University and receiving his first bachelor’s degree in biology, Charles Brooks went on to earn his bachelor’s in nursing and is currently pursuing his master’s degree for family nurse practitioner. Charles has been part of numerous health system redesign projects and sought after to provide strategic insight within Kaizen-styled process improvement events. He has a passion for identifying what motivates people and helps them catalyze their potential, all while reaching new goals. The concept analysis project of motivational interviewing provided an opportunity to further study methods to overcome ambivalence. In the realm of patient-centered care, Charles seeks to utilize motivational interviewing to help patients break through barriers and achieve higher quality of healthy-driven lifestyles.