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BD is in it to Nguyen it

Meet BD Nguyen from Spring, TX. She currently attends IMG_9097.JPGUniversity of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) as part of the class of 2018.

BD is super fashionable: she was voted by her classmates as “most likely to have the fanciest practice,” and she would gladly become a personal shopper/stylist as a side job to optometry (if time ever permits, of course).

When not studying and being fashionable, BD likes to travel, try different cuisines, and watch her favorite shows (i.e., Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, and How to Get Away with Murder).

After graduation, BD wants to open up her own private practice in the Dallas, TX area, specializing in VT and Primary Care. We have no doubt it will be the most glamorous office out there!

BD Nguyen for the Win, everyone!

Amy Ruzicka’s Crushing it!

Amy winning prizes, but can she take home the OSB trophy?

Amy Ruzicka is from the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), class of 2017.  She’s a proven leader by holding leadership positions in many organizations including Student Government Association, AOSA-Political Action Committee, Students’ Texas Optometric Association, Gold Key International Honor Society and Sports Vision Association. Amy says that her hobbies include volunteering, dancing, hiking, walking the dogs, boating, swimming, and traveling. Her hometown is in Milford, CT, but she has traveled all over the States. On her bucket list, Amy wants to attend NFL games at all 32 stadiums! She’s going down her list “7 down…25 to go!”

In the future, Amy hopes to complete a residency, possibly in vision therapy, open her own practice, advocate for optometry, continue to be a leader in optometry, and have a family.

Please cheer her on at OM16!

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn

Put your hands together for Melanie!

Mel with RSO's MascotMelanie Kane is the 2015 OSB contestant from the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO)! She is in the lean, mean, class of 2016! Her hometown is in the sunny Clearwater, Florida. Her hobbies include following the Florida State football teams, hiking, and judging delicious BBQ. Melanie’s fun fact is that she can walk on her hands FOREVER! Her goal includes pursuing a residency in ocular disease and to get rid of student loan debt! She is active at RSO as the Contact Lens Society president 2014-2015, NOSA vice president 2014-2015, NOSA Jewish student committee chair, and AAO local liaison! She is excited to win the next OSB!

We would like to welcome Melanie Kane!!!!