- Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Utah
- Master of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah. Project: The Relationship Between Social Psychological Climate and Psychological Well-Being in Late Adolescent Dancers
I received my education from the University of Minnesota and the University of Utah (M.S. in Exercise & Sport Science and B.S. in ESS and Psychology). My specializations are in sport and exercise psychology, developmental psychology, and research design and statistics. Some of my notable accomplishments include receiving the Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship through the UMN Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport and being a national finalist (with an honorable mention) for the American Kinesiology Association’s graduate student Writing Award.
I teach a variety of undergraduate courses within Health and Kinesiology including the introduction and capstone courses. My teaching focuses primarily on the topics of exercise psychology, sport psychology, social and cultural aspects of physical activity participation, and diversity. I also supervise students in Community Engaged Learning experiences across our program’s various community partnerships. While my primary role is as a lecturer, my research interests include factors related to motivation and psychological well-being in young dancers.