Alumni Profiles

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Daniel P. O’Connor

Dan O’Connor, PhD, is a Professor and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at University of Houston.


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Cristina Saez

While training at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Cristina Saez, '15 served the large diverse underserved population of DFW and the surrounding areas.


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Yosef Presburger

After completing his studies in Kinesiology and Athletic Training, Yosef Presburger '17 now works as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Men's & Women's Tennis teams at the University of Tennessee.

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Marisol McDaniel

Dr. McDaniel (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Latino Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.


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Jon-Timothy Ibe

After receiving a Masters from USC in May 2020, he accepted a job as a sales rep for HashiCorp.


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Erica Ogwumike

WNBA draftee is part of UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2024

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Sean Chu

Sean now works as an athletic trainer at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas.


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Sook-Lei Liew

Dr. Liew is an Associate Professor and Director of the Neural Plasticity & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at USC.


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Erica Soltero

Dr. Soltero has been highly productive in her research efforts, with almost 30 publications, 40 abstract citations, and 4 meritorious awards

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Monika Patterson

Monika '16 received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 2019.


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Swathi Rayasam

Swathi recently co-authored an article, "Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability in Emergency Medicine Residents on Shift," published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.


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Aislyn Orji

After graduating with a BA in Kinesiology - Health Sciences, Aislyn was accepted to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

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Alex Pandiscio

In 2019, Alex founded the Bayou City Ballet School in Houston. The school provides exceptional ballet training in a small school setting, while teaching aspiring young men and women the values of commitment, kindness, and hard work.


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Taylor Hale

Taylor is now a third-year medical student at Des Moines University in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.


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Sachin Allahabadi & Kate Travis

Many of our alumni make their way to medical school, including an engaged (soon to be married) team of Sports Medicine alum.

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Jenny Pennycuff

Dr. Pennycuff is the Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Residency Program at UTMB.


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Charles H. Mathers

Dr. Mathers currently works for the FAA in the Aeromedical Standards & Policy Division and as Chief of Aerospace & Operational Medicine Flight (SGPF) for the 147th Medical Group, Texas Air National Guard


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Julie Graves

Julie Graves, MD, MPH, PhD, studied kinesiology when it was called Health and Physical Education, graduating with a double major, along with Biology.

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Katie Scott

Katie (Olson) Scott, '06 is the President of CarePartners, a volunteer-led nonprofit organization that provides support, education, resources, and respite to family caregivers.


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Hari Athreya

Hari is a fourth year medical student at the McGovern Medical School. Next year he plans to start his family medicine residency to become a socially responsible and active physician.


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Felicia & Reko Griggs

Many of our alumni make their way to medical school, including a husband & wife team of Health Sciences alum.

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Kwabena Mensah

Recently honored as Katy ISD Principal of the Year, TABSE Principal of the Year, & TEPSA National Distinguished Principal Finalist


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Chris Chu de León

Chris taught English, American culture and politics at a federal university in Brazil under a Fulbright Scholarship.


KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
kinesiologydept@rice.edu

(713)348-8816 (Office)
(713)348-8808 (Fax)

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

6100 Main St, MS-545 Houston, TX 77005

Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of Tudor Fieldhouse on the east side of the building. The easiest way to access our suite is to enter through the east side door that faces the intramural fields and Wiess College. You will then go up the stairway to the 2nd floor, and our suite will be through the open door ahead on the right.