Jessica Munk, PT
APTA Alabama Member and Delegate, Jessica Munk, PT, is one of 25 applicants (out of 118) to be selected by APTA to be sponsored as an Association Leadership Scholar. The APTA Association Leadership Scholars Program was established during APTA’s 2021 centennial year to build a cadre of future association leaders, both nationally and locally. The program demonstrates APTA’s investment in the sustainability of the association by promoting and building a diverse pool of future leaders. The 2023 Scholar Program connects Jessica with a mentor who is there to help navigate through the curriculum and assists in the development of personal leadership timelines.
A few things about Jessica:
- Jessica grew up in Birmingham and went to UAB for her undergraduate degree.
- She graduated law school from the University of Alabama School of Law.
- Her legal background is largely in clinical legal education and pro bono work. She spent six years as the Clinical Supervising Attorney for the Civil Law Clinic at UA School of Law, but has also worked in family and criminal law.
- Jessica helped establish two pro bono clinics, one as a student and one as a practicing attorney, and was active in the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program.
- Jessica graduated PT School from Texas State University in 2020.
- In PT school, she also helped establish a pro bono PT clinic and served as one of two of the first Clinic Coordinators.
- Since graduating from PT school, her focus has been on general orthopedics and pelvic health.
Jessica says she is honored to have this opportunity and is excited to learn more about the organizational structure and opportunities within APTA, as well as continue to develop her own leadership skills. She is passionate about learning to engage more members, both locally and nationally, especially those who are practicing clinicians. She would like to help more PTs and PTAs find value in membership and moving the profession forward.