Brittany Borchers

PA Student
Class of 2023

East Carolina University ‘21 Magna Cum Laude
Major: Exercise Physiology 
3 time American Athletic Conference All academic team. 2017 ECU Excels award. 8x Dean’s list student.

What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate?

Division 1 women’s lacrosse team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee External operations/campus liaison and women’s lacrosse representative. Planned and organized Mental Health Awareness week for student athletes 2020-2021. Led Fellowship of Christian athletes women’s small group, started team devotional on game days, and team prayer before playing. During the summer and winter break worked as a certified nursing assistant. Participated on the Chancellor’s roundtable and Chancellor search committee.

What did you do after you graduated?

After I graduated in May of 2021, I spent the summer working at a smoothie bar near the ECU campus. I also coached a high school lacrosse team in Vail, Colorado. I spent some time at home in Texas before I moved to South Carolina.  I started volunteer coaching the Presbyterian Women’s lacrosse team after I settled into the area and tried to relax before starting school.

If you’ve done any volunteer work, please list what you’ve done and where.

I volunteered throughout my four years of undergrad representing ECU Women’s Lacrosse and Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I volunteered with The Boys/Girls club, Aces for Autism, ECU Soccer, Pitt County lacrosse, Kingwood youth lacrosse, Vident Medical center, Pitt County Elementary Physical Education program, and hurricane relief programs in the surrounding Greenville, NC area.

How or why did you become involved in this volunteer work?

I have always had a love for the people of Greenville, NC. East Carolina University is driven towards helping the community of Greenville, NC. This is a very disadvantaged area, and I knew I had the resources through athletics to make a difference in this community. For most of these kids, they do not have stability, and by being able to go to the schools or surrounding organizations a couple times a week I was able to give these children an adult figure who would show up for them consistently.

What are some of your hobbies or interests?

Some of my hobbies include lacrosse, running, exercising, and hiking. Honestly, anything that gets me outside!

Please include any family information if you’d like.

I have two wonderful parents, Jeff and Kathy, along with three younger siblings, Mckenzie, Lucas, and Bryce.

Please let us know about anything weird, quirky, or unusual that you’d like to share.

I am secretly really good at crocheting and Jenga.

Why do you want to be a PA?

My background as an athlete has driven my desire to be a part of a team. The role of a Physician assistant embodies that teamwork mentality daily. I also will have the opportunity  to be a lifelong learner because of the ability to switch specialties and the fact that medicine is constantly changing.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program?

I chose the PC PA program because of the small class sizes and opportunity to learn about faith based medicine. I was also drawn to the school because of the professor’s kindness and passion for PA education.