Kirsten Schuler is a Post Graduate Research Fellow at the National Spine Health Foundation. Kirsten received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She plans to attend Physician Assistant school next fall. Kirsten has worked as a medical assistant in a busy tertiary care spine center where she became involved with clinical research and patient care. Her passion is working with people and continuing her education in health care. Throughout college she volunteered in fundraising capacities for St. Jude’s hospital. Kirsten recenty summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, and enjoys hiking, baking, reading and adventures with her two Labradors.