Chrysa Charno has been a practicing Physician Assistant for 13 years in the fields of orthopedics, internal medicine, plastic surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine and urgent care. She first came to RIT as a transfer student into the Physician Assistant Program and graduated with honors in 2003. Her passion for learning brought her back to continue her education and she graduated from the Saunder's School of Business with an MBA concentrating in Entrepreneurship. She continues to have a passion for student education through teaching and preceptorships and started the first endowment scholarship for Physician Assistant students. In 2012 she was the first PA and first alumnus to be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2011 for the new College of Health Sciences and Technology. Chrysa lives in Webster with her husband Jason, a teacher and varsity girls basketball coach and three children Ryan (6), Matilynn (4) and Taylor (1).