Student Leadership Committee

Committee Mission & Members

Thank you for visiting the Far West Student Leadership Committee (FWSLC) page. Please review the following information regarding student leadership responsibilities.
The mission of the Far West Student Leadership Committee is to identify and address any and all issues and concerns pertinent to athletic training students in the collegiate and university setting.
The role the FWSLC plays in regards to District 8:

  • Provides a collaborative atmosphere among athletic training students and fosters advocacy for the Athletic Training profession.
  • Allows students to get involved with the planning and execution of the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, including coordinating the Student Networking Breakfast and assisting with speaker selection for the student sessions
  • Connects its committee members with fellow FWATA committees, such as EDAC and Public Relations, and creates networking and professional development opportunities

The FWSLC is typically comprised of several committee members. Most members will serve in a leadership capacity: the FWSLC Chair (President), Vice Chair, Secretary, and three subcommittee chairs. All positions (expect the Chair) are elected by the committee and are available to all members.

The three subcommittees are: Annual Meeting, Student Outreach, and Nominations.

  • Annual Meeting: Responsible for planning the Student Networking Breakfast held at the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia.
  • Student Outreach: Responsible for managing FWSLC’s social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) and disseminating pertinent district information to athletic training students and their programs around District 8.
  • Nominations: Responsible for promoting the FWSLC application to students, typically in collaboration with Student Outreach, reviewing the applications, and aiding the selection of incoming committee members.

General responsibilities of being a member of the FWSLC include:

  • Be an active leader and participant in committee activities
  • Respond to all committee related communication within 24-48 hours
  • Attend and participate in every conference call. Be prepared to adjust your schedule (clinical, extracurricular, etc.) to participate in an online meeting once or twice a month
  • Attend the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia
  • Represent the athletic training profession well through involvement in the community

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Far West Student Leadership Committee (FWSLC)! We are excited you wish to represent your school and commend you for taking the initiative to further your involvement in the athletic training profession. For more information follow us on Facebook (Far West Student Leadership Committee), Instagram (@fwslc8), or email us at

Student Leadership Application (October 15th – November 26th, 2018)

Student Leadership Application Informational Brochure

A Message from the Chair

The 2018-2019 Student Leadership Committee is very excited for the upcoming year! Since starting our term in July, we have been able to assign each committee member to a fellow FWATA committee as student liaisons, such as Ethnic Diversity Advisory (EDAC), Public Relations, and Young Professionals committees. We have received support from FWATA managing board, state managing boards, and even more athletic trainers around the district. Our goal is to provide greater opportunities for our students to network and stay involved in the profession. Committees benefit from our student liaisons by having a student’s perspective available during conference calls. There are big things to come!

The application for the 2019-2020 Student Leadership Committee is live as of Monday, October 15th, 2018. The application includes general student information (e.g. institution, year in program, GPA), a couple essay questions, and requires a letter of recommendation from your athletic training program director. The deadline for applications is November 26th, 2018. An opportunity to shadow a committee conference call is in the works. More information can be found in the brochure, and please feel free to email any questions or concerns to

We’d also like to encourage students to not only apply for the FWATA SLC, but the NATA Student Leadership Committee as well. More information can be found on their page; Their application is open from October 8th to November 25th, 2018.

Thank you again for your interest and support in the Student Leadership Committee. Our inbox is always open; Don’t be shy to connect with us!

Celine Estrada, ATC – Chair

Celine Estrada

Committee Chair

CSU Northridge

Tricia Kasamatsu

Lead Advisor

Cal State University Fullerton

Michelle Samuel

Committee Advisor

University Nevada Las Vegas

Marissa Sumida

Committee Advisor

Kalani High School

Sarah Beene

Committee Advisor

University of Redlands

Calia Lee

Committee Member

Fresno State University

David Tapia

Committee Member

Cal State University, Fullerton

Edwin Monroy

Committee Member

CSU Northridge

Emma Connelly

Committee Member

Hawai’i at Manoa

Hubert Higueros

Committee Member

University of La Verne

Rosedaveia Howell

Committee Member

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Sandra Godinez

Committee Member

Chapman University

Stefan Alvidrez

Committee Member

Fresno State University

Far West Athletic Trainers Association