Graduate Student, Kinesiology (Affiliate)
My primary research focus is to understand the neural mechanisms associated with musculoskeletal injuries, particularly those that afflict the knee joint. Secondary to my main focus is the development of effective rehabilitation strategies for the treatment of injury associated with deficits in neural mechanics. In alignment with these interests I am currently working on my Masters Thesis, in which I will be studying the possible influence patellar tendon injury has on quadriceps muscle neural function. In the future it is my goal to expand upon the possible findings my thesis produces through exploring the development of an effective treatment plan that targets the neural changes that are a consequence of patellar tendon injury. In the past two years I have assisted in numerous field tests that the Human Performance Lab has run on the prevention of ACL injury in the athletic adolescent population. Additionally, I time working at the United States Military Academy gathering baseline concussion data for all of the students in the school as part of a larger concussion awareness program.
2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience; King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA