Our Current Residents

Our Current Residents

2022-2023 Academic Year

Marissa Arnerich, PT, DPT

My name is Marissa Arnerich and my preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Spanish from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2017 (Go Gaels!) and received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) in 2022. During graduate school I volunteered with various different organizations supporting health and wellness, as well as led a virtual service trip with other members of my cohort. I was also involved in a research project involving motion capture and analysis with my classmates and mentor. Some of my professional interests include injury prevention, sports rehab, and health and wellness promotion. As an Orthopedic resident I am most looking forward to enhancing my knowledge and skills as a clinician, getting teaching experience in the DPT program, and continuing to be a life-long learner. My interests outside of PT include playing soccer, hiking, reading, and traveling.

Alex Hansen, PT, DPT

Alex Hansen, PT, DPT graduated from CU-Boulder in 2012 with a degree in chemistry and philosophy. During a doomed three-year foray into a philosophy PhD program, he realized that his love of teaching and concrete problem solving would be best served outside academia. He received his DPT from the UCSF/SFSU joint program in 2022, serving as a Cultural Liaison for his cohort and contributing to research on belongingness in PT education. Alex has particular interests in the worker's compensation population, pain neuroscience education, and the nature and role of empathy in clinical encounters. Additionally, he is eager to teach in the orthopedic DPT curriculum after a few too many years in other topics. In his free time, he enjoys working in his woodshop, taking walks around Lake Merritt with his wife, and interacting with his (very aloof) cat.