Scholarship Recipients

Katharine Crandall, PA-S 
University of Southern California 

Katherine Crandall is a Los Angeles native and third-year Physician Assistant Student at the University of Southern California. Her medical experience and passions include volunteer work in underserved communities, primary care, sports medicine, research, advocacy, preventative medicine, and interdisciplinary teamwork. She is a Future Educator Fellow for the Physician Assistant Education Association, a Student Delegate in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a USC Town and Gown Scholar. Outside the classroom or clinic, Katie is an avid cook, yogi, soccer player, and traveler. She is honored and delighted to be a recipient of the 2021 Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship.
 Tiffany Nguyen, PA-S 
University of Southern California

Tiffany Nguyen is a first-year student at USC’s Primary Care PA Program. She graduated from UCLA in 2014, later working as a medical assistant in a dermatology and Mohs surgery clinic. As a PA student, she volunteers with USC’s Pipeline Program and is one of the Care Team Coordinators for the interdisciplinary Student-Run Clinic. After graduating in 2023, she plans to return to her home community in San Jose, CA. In particular, her goal as a future PA is to help serve immigrant communities that face increased barriers due to limited English proficiency.
Steven Kurtz, PA-S 
California State University, Monterey Bay 

Steven Kurtz is a third-year physician assistant student with California State University Monterey Bay. Originally born in the midwest, Steven graduated from Oregon State University with a B. Sc degree in Health Science prior to attending PA school here in California. Steven will be graduating with a M. Sc in Physician Assistant Studies in two months and will be pursuing a fellowship in Emergency Medicine with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Prior to PA school, Steven managed several free medical clinics that provided crucial healthcare resources and services to underrepresented patients within the community.
Danielle Lee, PA-S
University of Southern California

Danielle was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California with her bachelor’s degree in Global Health and minors in International Relations and Natural Science. She is currently a first-year student at USC’s Keck School of Medicine Primary Care PA program. Her PA journey began when she was first introduced to a PA working at an orthopedic clinic, and she fell in love with the profession. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the local mountains and exploring different LA neighborhoods.