EYI 2019 Team
Ada Jauregui, DPT
As an industry leading clinician, BIO PT founder, Dr. Ada Jauregui has worked with numerous collegiate, olympic and professional male athletes as well as professional male sports teams. She has taken note of the limited number of women working in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and sports science departments for professional sports teams. In 2017, she was presented with the opportunity to rehabilitate her first professional female athlete, a WNBA player for New York Liberty. Ada was able to observe and learn about the inequality the player faced as compared to her male counterparts. The knowledge of this further fueled Ada’s interest to bring awareness to women in sports, specifically the WNBA.
Ada is very passionate about her profession and using her passion to inspire the next generation of physical therapists. She is excited to continue to build her legacy with the 2019 Empowered Youth Internship.
Alexis Musante, MA
Alexis is an Oakland native and co-founder of TEAM Inc. She is a former collegiate athlete having played basketball at DePaul University and the University of San Francisco. Alexis has always felt a deep sense of commitment to community building through sport. After finishing her collegiate career, she worked in youth development and education before returning to school to pursue a Master’s in Sport Management, with a focus on gender inequity in sport. Recognizing people’s passion for sport in graduate school, Alexis wanted to be able to help youth channel that same passion for sport to build their future in the present, by engaging young learners in innovative and meaningful education to develop their own skill sets and be empowered to create their own playing field. TEAM was born from this linkage between technology and sports. This convergence breeds opportunities for careers and Alexis is committed to promoting equity, access and pathways to power for underrepresented students in that space.
Brian Kozono, DPT
Community Outreach Coordinator
Since earning his Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2010, Brian has kept up on the latest innovations in physical therapy by becoming a continuing education fanatic. In order to understand as much as possible about helping athletes return to function, and in order to give all his patients tips for injury prevention, Brian attends as many continuing education courses on running, functional strength rehab, and sports injury as possible. Brian gained valuable experience working as a physical therapist at a leading outpatient orthopedic clinic where he primarily worked with competitive athletes of all ages. Having successfully rehabbed NBA champions, pro boxers, and MLB pitchers, Brian’s skills have been refined and applied at the highest levels. He not only applies his sports medicine knowledge to physical therapy but also to injury prevention in an active population as part of the all-star squad at B.I.O.
Andryanna Tesoro, MA
Program Coordinator, Los Angeles
Andi Tesoro is currently the Director of International Programs & Services for Futures Academy, a premier private school in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Andi has been at Futures for almost 5 years, where she's held various positions including, Director of Community Outreach and Director of Admissions. Previously, Andi spent 6 years with Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, CA, working as a Program Supervisor for their School Engagement Program. Andi has considerable experience in education, mental/behavioral health and youth development. During her time in the Bay Area, Andi attained her Masters in Psychology from Dominican University. Andi's favorite and most meaningful aspect of her work experience has been building relationships with students and families. After calling Oakland home during her formative years, Andi is still a huge Golden State Warriors fan. Andi still has a competitive spirit, as she played college softball and basketball for two years.
Jessica Swalve will be attending the University of California, Santa Barbara this fall to study physiology and compete in track and field. She has suffered several injuries due to athletics, and through her exposure to physical therapy, she not only recovered, but also became interested in the career. Having seen several teammates undergo injuries without proper rehabilitation, she strongly believes in proper training and taking care of one’s body. In the future, she would like to practice sports medicine in order to share her experiences with fellow athletes, help them overcome injuries, and prevent future harm.
Off the track, she works with children in summer sports camps, leading kids in activities that use sports to teach teamwork and emphasize the positives of being active. In addition, this past school year she was the president of Interact, a service club that fundraises in order to help those in developing countries. Jessica strongly believes in helping others and always aiming to be the best version of herself.