I was born and raised in scenic Virginia, and have always been passionate about health, sport, and community involvement. I received my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from James Madison University where I was fortunate enough to work with a variety of Division I College athletic teams. In addition to becoming a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), I obtained my EMT-Enhanced certification and volunteered as an emergency medical provider for several years.
While pursuing my Masters in Health and Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, I worked as an Athletic Trainer for several inner-city high schools where I developed a heart for underprivileged youth. After completing my Masters, I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to pursue a Doctorate in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science. During my time in Hawaii, I collaborated with multiple fitness professionals in a variety of unique fitness settings, adding blood flow restricted training and visual and sensory performance to my arsenal of fitness tools. I was employed as an Athletic Trainer for a private high school as well as the Athletic Trainer for the Women's and Men's Olympic Beach Volleyball tournament, serving the athletes of China, Canada, and the United States.
I am currently conducting my doctoral research in the culturally rich cities of San Francisco and Honolulu. I am investigating the validity of current injury risk reduction practices in order to develop a more comprehensive injury risk analysis tool. My research interests include biomechanics, exercise and training program effectiveness, assessing athletic readiness, injury risk reduction, and body composition. I have also taught several undergraduate courses at the University of Hawaii's department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.
My passion for injury prevention and education led me to The Assembly where I am excited for the opportunity to share my expertise, humor, and knowledge during my signature mobility and recovery class, “The Release.”
As a legacy ambassador with Lululemon, I have the opportunity to collaborate on events and educational series to further spread knowledge of the human body and how to best care for it. My dream is to inspire pandemic health and awaken authenticity in health education.
I can often be found indulging my creative side as an actor, painter, and musician but I am happiest when I am helping others. My free time consists of dancing around to music, challenging my cooking skills, and being constantly inspired by beauty in all forms. I am passionate about encouraging young women to confidently embrace every opportunity to nourish their best selves.
I look forward to meeting you and making your health goals a reality.