University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology
and Graduate Research Assistant
Laboratory Science, University of Connecticut
Laboratory Scientist, American Society for Clinical Pathology
Ever since I was young, sports and exercise have been an
important part of my life. I was fortunate to continue my sports career into
adulthood, having a collegiate volleyball career at UConn, and continue an
active lifestyle to this day backpacking, hiking, and kayaking. During my time
as a student-athlete at UConn, I studied medical laboratory science, diagnosing
and monitoring diseases such as cancer, diabetes, liver disease, and heart
disease. Between my love of sports and my desire to study chronic disease and
chronic disease prevention, exercise physiology seemed like a natural fit.
Entering Dr. Pescatello’s laboratory group has allowed me to collaborate and
study with others who value improving health through the use of exercise.
Exercise may be the most potent and underutilized medicine today, but more
knowledge is needed to better guide the efficient use of exercise to combat