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Nathan Keyes (Student Representative)

I am a current second year student at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. My interest in optometry began back in 2015 in El Salvador. While there, I was an Army ROTC Cadet with Mission Beyond Horizons as a translator for Dr. Jay Butler and Dr. Daniel Galle. Working with them inspired me to pursue optometry as a career, and now I am on track to become a military optometrist! 

I received my undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Brigham Young University and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 2018. From there, I was awarded an Educational Delay, which allowed me to attend Optometry school. It has been a lot of hoops to jump through, but it is worth it to serve in such a distinguished profession. In my free time I enjoy running, outdoor activities, competitive gaming, and most importantly, spending time with my wonderful wife Kaylee and our two boys. 

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