Mentor: Dr. Ted Spiker
College of Journalism and Communications
"Research is a wonderful way to increase your knowledge base while making meaningful contributions to academics. Along the way, I have gotten the chance to meet interesting people and I'm looking forward to sharing my research with others who have a passion for scholarship and learning. "
Bright Futures Merit Scholar (2011-2014)
UF CJC Merit Scholar (2011-2014)
Delta Gamma Merit Scholar
Palm Beach Rotary Club Scholar
ACCENT Speakers Bureau
- Youth Mentor
- Founder of Christmas toy drive initiative in Liberty City, Florida (Greater Miami Area)
- Dance Marathon
Hobbies and Interests
- Miami Heat Basketball Game
- Going to the beach
Arrests and Athletes
The purpose of my project is to gain insight into the world of Division 1 college sports, with a concentration on football programs. I want to find out how crime impacts the locker room mentality, on-the-field play and the general attitudes of teams. I will be conducting in-depth interviews with players who previously played for Division 1 sports teams to learn more about their paths to success in athletics and to gain insight on how attitudes shaped their on and off the field behavior.