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Christine Shiosaki Tsang

Since receiving the ASOY scholarship, my opportunities have been endless.  This scholarship assisted me with application fees and miscellaneous expenses prior to starting college.  Immediately after high school, I began my undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University.  My focus was on Biology with aspirations to study medicine.  During my undergraduate studies, judo was very limited as my studies were my priority.  However, I continued to practice as often as I could at South Bay Judo teaching and mentoring the up and coming judokas.  I continued to coach some of the judokas at the local tournaments and junior national level.   In 1998, I received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology, but was undecided about medical school or nursing school.

In 2001, I was accepted into the Master’s of Nursing Program at the University of San Francisco.  By 2003, I was working as a registered nurse with Alta Bates Medical Center on the cardiac unit.  The following year, I completed my graduate degree in nursing and became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

I currently reside in northern California with my husband (Michael) and 2 children.  We have a 3-year-old son (Jarrod) and a 5-week-old newborn boy (Logan).  I still practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner for a non-profit organization providing primary care and gynecological care to the underserved community.

Thank you to USJF and the ASOY scholarship for providing young judokas for the opportunity to pursue their dreams.