Summer 2022

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


This project happened to be about the same time that I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Lyme disease is acquired when you are bitten by an infected tick. If not treated in the acute stages this person will continue to get sicker with a multitude of unexplained health issues. I am an unlucky individual that was bitten by a diseased tick, and I had no idea. It took a year before any of my doctors figured it out. I was faced with a major lifestyle decision once I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme. If I wanted to live symptom-free I had to change my entire lifestyle and my approach to medicine. My capstone project allowed me to solve this problem with a team of people doing it right along with me. I am lucky to have so many people in my life who love me and want me to get back to feeling normal. This project is how I used integrative thinking to solve my problem.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Applied Science


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.



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