Hi, my name is Meghan, and I am one of the interns working in the PPAL for my Kinesiology internship. I got involved with the lab in the Fall of 2021 as a volunteer after hearing about the opportunity in class with Dr. Cox. With the goal of going to graduate school in the kinesiology field, this experience has been a vital part of my applications and learning about the field in general. We have a great lab community that allows us all to work together and have fun every day!
Hello! My name is Lahra Ahearn, and I am an intern for the Psychology of Physical Activity Lab! While my background surrounds Psychology and Human Development, being a part of the PPA Lab has shown me a whole new side to kinesiology and exercise psychology. I am attending University of Denver postgrad and pursuing Sports Psychology which was solidified by my time being an intern. As well, being a part of the PPAL Lab for the past year has provided me with the opportunity to engage in research and meet people who are equally passionate.
Hello, my name is Corlyn Estelle, I am a senior intern in the PPAL! I began working in the lab in the fall of 2020 on the girl’s physical activity program as a research assistant, and now this spring semester 2022 I am the lead instructor for the pilot version of the study! Next year I will begin my journey as a graduate student in kinesiology here at WSU. I am excited to continue working on program design and implementation using physical activity to promote wellness among special populations. Outside of school I love to go to concerts, hang out with my cat, and learn about astrology.
Hey! My name is Sara, and I am an intern here in the lab. I am majoring in both kinesiology and psychology and will be attending graduate school here at WSU once I graduate in May of 2022. My research interests surround sport and exercise psychology, more specifically exercise motivation, body image and anxiety in sport, and mindfulness during physical activity! Outside of academics I enjoy yoga, meditating, being outdoors, going to concerts, and traveling.
My name is Allison Nelson, I am a senior Kinesiology major and Psychology minor. I am a research assistant in the Psychology of Physical Activity Lab working on researching the effects of virtual reality exercise and mindfulness on people with and without intellectual disabilities. After graduation, I plan on taking a gap year to gain experience as an Occupational Therapy Aide while applying to OT school. Outside of my studies, I enjoy being active, the outdoors, houseplants, animals, and spending time with my family and friends.