Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Welcome EdD in KIN Graduate Assistants 2023-2024 

As the new academic year begins, we have four graduate assistant students helping us in the EdD in Kinesiology program. Maggie Best and Agustin Saldana are returning graduate assistants while Peyton Greco and Jane Bodinger are new to our program. Our graduate assistants are excited to be a part of this program and become a resource to all EdD students! Please welcome Maggie Best, Agustin Saldana, Peyton Greco, and Jane Bodinger to the EdD in KIN family! 

Hi everyone, I’m Maggie Best. I am a second-year Kinesiology master’s student with a concentration in Sports Medicine. I am doing a capstone project here by starting a cycling clinic to assess biomechanical fit of a patient’s bike with motion capture to enhance performance and reduce injury. This is my second year working with the EdD program and I am very excited to continue to work with you all. The EdD in KIN program is incredible, and I truly enjoy the connections I have made with the EdD students. I am from Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated with my B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science in 2021 from Meredith College. I have a diverse array of experience in the field of Kinesiology. In my free time, you will probably find me biking with my boyfriend Adam or taking dance classes. I have started teaching private lessons in dance on the weekends and have been dancing for the past 20 years. I am a huge ice hockey fan, so once the NHL season starts, you’ll find me watching every Carolina Hurricanes game I can! I love to be active in many ways and strive to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Hi everyone! My name is Peyton Greco and I am a second-year PhD student in the Kinesiology program with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology. I received both my Bachelor’s (Psychology) and Master’s (Exercise & Sport Science, concentration Sport Psychology) degrees from Ithaca College where I played college golf. I’m from St. James, NY (Long Island) originally, and my family moved to Raleigh in 2020. In my free time, I work as a high school Mental Performance Coach. I love outdoor adventures, reading, and doing puzzles. As a PhD student, I’m interested in student-athlete transition from sport, specifically at the Division III level. I’m looking forward to working with the EdD program this year!  

Hi everyone! My name is Agustin Saldana and I am a second year Master’s student in the Kinesiology program with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. This is my second year working with the EdD program and I am excited to work with everyone this year! I completed my undergraduate at UNCG in Kinesiology. I am most interested in working with the clinical population in exercise testing and prescription. This summer I was able to intern at Duke University working in their Cardiac Diagnostic unit doing exercise testing. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and exploring new cities!  

Hi everyone! My name is Jane Bodinger and I am a second year Kinesiology Master’s student in the Sport and Exercise Psychology program. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2019, and so far have loved my time here at UNCG! I grew up as a competitive figure skater, and being an athlete and coach are still a large part of my life today. This is my first year working with the EdD program and I am looking forward to meeting everyone and working with you all!  

For more information about the EdD program, please visit our website at EdD in KIN.