Lisa Ringstmeyer ’16

November 4-10 is National Radiological Technology Week, so USF is spotlighting some of its radiation therapy major alumni!

Lisa Ringstmeyer graduated in 2016 and is now a radiation therapist at Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. After observing a radiation therapy department during her first year of college she became interested in the field, and her mom encouraged her to go into healthcare. She became a radiation therapy major, and found time to get involved at USF by participating in both cross country and track & field. Lisa enjoyed her time at USF and now enjoys her career.

“I have such a passion for what I do and find it a blessing to go to work every day,” she said.

Lisa has an open mind and enjoys working with others. After observing patients go through treatment, she felt inspired to organize the St. Baldrick’s event at her workplace.

“A year ago, I never would have thought that I would be doing this! It was definitely an emotional day when I lost my hair, but in support of our patients, to donate the hair made it so worth it,” she said.

Lisa’s advice for radiologic science students and prospects? “Find people you can study with or go over classwork, and don’t be afraid to get extra help from the professors. Make sure to have time to relax and have fun even when you are feeling overwhelmed because before you know it, you will be graduating!”

For more information on USF’s radiation therapy program, click here!