I am a current PhD student and bring to the project a background in applied sport psychology and a fresh enthusiasm for research. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Davis (2009), and a Master of Arts in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University (2013). After receiving a competitive Endeavour Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the Australian government, I relocated from California to Perth in late 2015 to pursue my PhD at Curtin University.
My PhD project, encompassing both health and sport psychology elements, focuses on using sport as a platform to teach important life skills to young people with mental health issues. I have always been passionate about sport, and learned first hand growing up as an athlete the power it has to shape an individual and teach lessons and skills that are profoundly useful well outside of the sporting venue.
When not studying, I can be found exploring Perth and beautiful Western Australia, planning my next travel adventures, practicing yoga, running, riding horses, and trying to understand the Aussie accent.