Jessica Goytizolo DPT ’20

Jessica Goytizolo portrait

PTMLA SCHOLARS

PTMLA MEMBER JESSICA GOYTIZOLO CAN’T STAND THE IDEA that lack of financial resources could crush an otherwise bright, talented minority student’s dream of a physical therapy career. 

“Everyone deserves a chance to do something they love,” she says. “If physical therapy is that career choice for someone, they should be able to be a part of it.”

Like other first-year minority students before her, Goytizolo — who is of Peruvian descent — was given a chance to pursue her own dreams, thanks in part to the PTMLA scholarship that she received this past fall. 

Her passion for inclusion in the profession — coupled with a strong desire to spread awareness about physical therapy treatments to underserved communities — are qualities that Goytizolo plans to bring to PTMLA this fall as she assumes the presidency. 

“I want this organization to positively impact communities,” she says. “And I want to continue to inspire others to get involved with different events that are built to make a difference.”