Apr 11, 2018
Getting Political

Nicole Klarides-Ditria, ATC/L, Athletic Trainer at the Academy of our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall High School in Milford, Conn., was raised to believe that when you are passionate about something, you put your heart into it 100 percent. That’s why, in 2016, she decided to run for a seat in the Connecticut House of Representatives — and won.

“My sister is the House Minority Leader, and she had been encouraging me to do this since she began,” says Klarides-Ditria, who also serves as the Football Athletic Trainer at Seymour (Conn.) High School. “Our parents always encouraged us to do whatever we felt strongly about, and I wanted to give back to a town, an area, and a state that has given so much to me and my family.”

Being a politician and working as an athletic trainer are both thankless jobs — you are always behind the scenes. But when it comes down to it

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