Graduate Students

NameHometownPrevious CollegeConcentrationPrevious or current athleticsFavorite recreation or hobbyCareer Goal/ Next step 
Alex McGrathSpennymoor, EnglandDurham UniversityStrength and ConditioningCricket and SoccerPlaying golf and DJingI want to play soccer and one day go into sport psychology 
Jackson RoysterMooresville, North CarolinaAppalachian State UniversityClinical SnowboardingPhysical Therapist 
Jake ConnerFairfield, VirginiaUniversity of LynchburgStrength and ConditioningBaseballGolfBecome a head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at the collegiate level 
Jen TinsleyVersailles, KentuckyEastern Kentucky UniversityResearchVolleyballPlaying piano and hikingReturn to practicing as an athletic trainer while staying involved in translational, clinically applicable research. 
Jessie MorganSummerfield, North CarolinaAppalachian State UniversityClinicalTrackRunning on the greenway or hiking on the parkwayAfter graduation I plan on sitting for my CEP exam and work as a clinical exercise physiologist for a few years, then eventually go back to school to become a PA. 
Marc AugenreichCornelius, North CarolinaAppalachian State UniversityResearchTriathlonCycling or runningMD/PhD 
Nick TocciChapel Hill, North CarolinaAppalachian State UniversityClinical SkiingPlanning to apply to PA school, while doing some sort of physiology/ clinical research position in the meantime. 
Nina StuteOakwood, OhioThe Ohio State UniversityResearch, GRAM for Dr. Abigail Stickford in the Neural Cardiovascular Control Lab (NCCL)Double Senior Gold Medalist of United States Figure Skating (USFSA) and current mediocre PowerlifterAnything to do with my cats Murray and William, and talking to my mom!Continue education in both the anatomical and exercise sciences 
PJ KoopmansWaunakee, WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin - La CrosseResearchTrack and Field and PowerliftingNetflix and napsGo on to get my PhD and then work in academia. 
Ryan EvansIndian Trail, North CarolinaUniversity of North Carolina - CharlotteStrength and ConditioningBaseballI like being active and outdoors, playing sports, fishing and lifting weightsI want to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level . 
Ryoji EjimaIizuka, Fukuoka, JapanUniversity of California - San DiegoStrength and Conditioning (Performance Internship)FootballEating sushi, socializing with people and listening to musicBecoming a bridge as a strength coach between Japan and the United States. Becoming a strength coach in a professional field or sport. 
Sarean Gaynor-MetzingerKernersville, North CarolinaAppalachian State UniversityResearchPowerliftingRetreating to the mountains and crawling up and down themI’d like to obtain some certifications as a powerlifting coach and achieve a career as such. Following, I intend to enter a doctoral program upon specifying my research interest with respect to weight training and biological sex differences. 
Valesha ProvinceTiffin, OhioDenison UniversityStrength and ConditioningBasketballPlaying pick-up basketballCollegiate strength coach at a Division 3 institution