Cerese grew up in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula. Having dreamed of being a physical therapist since high school, she earned her Bachelor’s in Science from Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, South Carolina. After experiencing the South, she then completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona. Clinically, Cerese is interested in orthopedic, geriatric, and neurological patient care through manual techniques, exercise interventions, and patient education. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.