I am Marinela Lukaj is 23 years old. I was born in Shkoder, Albania and currently live in Staten Island, NY. I enjoy a very active lifestyle by strengthening myself physically and mentally as well. I love learning new things and engaging in conversation with people. In 2017 I graduated from Luigj Gurakuqi University with Bachelors in Physical Therapy. When I came to the US, I immediately continued my education towards becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. I have been working the past two years with New “U” Physical Therapy aside many amazing physical therapists that guide me through this experience. The knowledge and practice that I have gained from New “U” has helped me to better understand the role and involvement of a physical therapist. Every day I learn about new treatment plans through the patients and their various injuries. Through my diverse communication skills in Albanian, Spanish, Italian, and English, I am better able to assist the need and treatments of our patients. My dedication towards helping people will continue to shape me into the person I am becoming.