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We wouldn’t have an OSB without our judges. Come out TONIGHT @ 7:30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Ballroom to meet the judges!
Last, but definitely not least, meet Alex Soliz ’18 from Longview, TX representing Southern College of Optometry (SCO).
She enjoys swimming, disc golf, and taking way too many pictures of her dog. She also once kissed a giraffe in Kenya! Evidence here:
Welcome to the OSB, Alex!
Here’s Salus University – Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s (PCO) contestant, Leslie Gauntlett ’18 from Tyngsborough, MA.
Her hobbies include soccer, basketball games, and laughing.
Fun Fact: She’s broken every finger on her right hand, but she managed to still be right handed.
Her goal is to finally find a place she calls home and still be able to travel incessantly.
Warm welcome for Leslie, everyone!
Meet Ryan Dugan ’18 from Portland, OR representing Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO).
He loves all things outdoors and recently learned his 50 states. His goal is to someday serve as faculty at P-U….C-O!
Come out tonight at 7:30pm to hear Ryan chant “P-U..C-O” and maybe take home the trophy!
This guy here is Brennen Yaquinto ’18 from Stow, OH representing Ohio State University. He enjoys cooking, homebrewing/wine making, baseball, bicycling, napping, and fishing.
Fun Fact: He went to Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland.
Goal: Open up a practice in pediatrics.
As a bonus, OSU made this amazing optometry video. Check it out!
Let’s give Brennen a warm welcome to the OSB!
Meet Arizona College of Optometry’s (AZCOPT) Ana Zeek ’18 from Seattle, WA.
Hobbies: Dancing tango and watching Netflix.
Fun fact: Her cat has more Instagram followers than her fiancé.
Goal: Move to Costa Rica and provide eye care for underserved populations.
Come out and tango with Ana!
Stephanie Hubbard ’18 from Sanford, NC will be representing Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR).
Hobbies: Soccer and all activities involving water.
Fun fact: She once worked at KFC for a summer job.
Goal: To never stop learning.
Watch Stephanie in action tomorrow night!
Meet our 2017 Essilor OSB XXVI contestants! These contestants represent 24 different optometry schools all across the country. Please join us for a night of friendly competition and fun TOMORROW, June 22 @ 7:30pm at the Walter E. Convention Center.
Read about each contestant HERE:
Meet Fernando Elias ’18 from Miami, Florida representing New England College of Optometry (NECO) at the OSB.
Hobbies: lifting things up and putting them back down.
Fun Fact: He once competed in an Oscar Meyer wiener singing commercial.
Goals: Make it through 4th year
Will Fernando sing the Oscar Meyer wiener song for us? Come out to the OSB TOMORROW at 7:30pm to find out!
Meet Michael Franzone ’18 from Hillsboro, OR representing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). He enjoys hiking, camping, basketball (Portland Trailblazers are his fav), and spending time with his wife and cat.
His goal is to run a successful private practice in Washington State and own a cabin in the woods with lots of dogs. If he didn’t do optometry, he would want to be a mailman.
Come out and support Michael!