Shaina Strozier is a native of South Florida. Raised in Miami, she was born an athlete, competing on several basketball, track and field, softball and volleyball teams. Her life has always been sports and medicine, so it’s no surprise that Orthopedics is her passion. It is within her new career that she found her love for mentoring.
Shaina has had a long basketball career. She has played at every level from recreational leagues, AAU and finally at the collegiate level. As a high school athlete she was a teammate of the now Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles. Her skilled play earned her a Division I basketball scholarship to the University of North Florida, where she was named a conference Scholar Athlete, under the tutelage of Mary Tappmeyer.
While the basketball court was her second home, she was no stranger to the exam table. In her years of competitive play she suffered two ACL tears, two meniscal tears and a hip labral tear. She knows all too well what it feels like to be ‘out of the game.’ She’d undergone two ACL reconstructions before the labral tear sidelined her from the court. It was then that she decided that she’d trade in her jerseys for a white coat.
Her academic career took her to Jacksonville, FL where she earned her bachelors degree in Health Science from the University of North Florida. It was the distinguished Barry University Physician Assistant Program that brought her back to her hometown- she earned her Masters of Clinical Medical Science degree upon graduation. Shaina has worked at a private orthopedics practice since graduation in December 2014. It is here that she formed the idea to start The Mentoring Firm, Inc. while supervising interns from Florida Atlantic University. She is committed to the young adults she has been entrusted with and she has dedicated her life to seeing that they live out their Dreams.