Austin Angelidakis is a nurse practitioner student (adult-gerontology primary care track) at the University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He then spent over three years working in healthcare administration and clinical research in breast medical oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he discovered the role of the NP. He completed prerequisite courses through Johns Hopkins University before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania’s ABSN-MSN program. He spent a year and a half working as a clinical researcher in oncology genetics at the Abramson Cancer Center while completing didactic courses for his master’s degree. He is now completing the clinical sequence of his MSN and will graduate in the summer of 2021 with a minor in oncology.
Austin is excited to join the Project SHORT community and share his experience in applying to graduate school, offering a unique perspective as a second-degree NP student. Austin’s personal interests include singing, plant-based medicine, LGBTQ+ health education, foreign-language music, French language, and Korean language.