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Education & Experiences
I am currently working on my PhD in Health Sciences- Human and Sports Performance. You can learn more about this program HERE. Prior to this pursuit, I interned as a strength and conditioning coach with BYU football (fall 2015) and with WI Badgers men’s basketball (spring 2015).
Before my internships, I earned a great deal of experience as a volunteer coach during grad school at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Most of my time was spent with UNI football, but I also worked with men’s basketball, women’s tennis, and the spirit squads.
Additionally, I spent time volunteering in the Exercise Science labs: biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology.
I graduated from UNI in 2014 with a M.A. in Physical Education- Exercise and Sport Psychology. And I graduated from Iowa State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
I grew up as a multi-sport athlete who competed at the high school varsity level in volleyball and track & field. During college, I competed in Tae Kwon Do and Figure (bodybuilding). Like many others, I was an exceptional athlete who allowed sports to consume my life as a teenager. When I was offered NCAA D1 scholarships, I declined. I was just “too tired.” Have you ever been mentally and physically drained? Yes?? Well, then you know the feeling. I experienced athlete burnout. Now I use my personal experiences to drive my academic and professional careers. It is my aim to provide necessary resources to coaches, parents, and athletes to enhance the longevity of their athletic and coaching careers.
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