Alain Aguilar and Lisa Almedina-McQuade were awarded the EdD in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) Professional Development Award (2nd call), which is designed to support students seeking professional development opportunities.
Alain Aguilar will attend the 18th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive hosted virtually by the UNC Odum Institute. From this professional experience, he will develop his skills in qualitative methods and use these skills to amplify the voices of marginalized students within his current department. He is planning to share the findings with his department to make changes around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Lisa Almedina-McQuade will attend the Vedic Yoga RYT-300 hour training through Houston Yoga & Ayurveda. From this experience, she will gain knowledge regarding the use of breath work, diet and yoga postures. Following graduation, she is planning to continue her yoga work by incorporating what she has learned during the training. She feels this will complement her dissertation work which included quality of life and mindfulness in yoga physical activity courses.
Congratulations, Alain and Lisa! For more information about the program, please go here.
Thanks to Dr. Kate Barrett, Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for her support and the establishment of this award.