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Alums reflect on bringing physical therapy and engineering expertise to American Samoa

Beyond the Pages is a virtual conversation series produced by the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, in which the organization’s staff revisits alumni featured in previous issues of the UND Alumni Magazine.

Jill (Owen), ’82, and David Engelstad, ’90, the subjects of this episode of Beyond the Pages, lived recently in American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. There they made headway in their respective fields of physical therapy and engineering.

Their story was first featured in the Winter 2020 issue of the UND Alumni Magazine. Working and living in difficult conditions both challenged and inspired the Engelstads. Now back in North Dakota, the couple reflects on their adventure in this episode of Beyond the Pages.