Kirsten Christensen awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kirsten ChristensenKirsten Christensen, a second year clinical psychology student in the Rhodeslab, has been selected for a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Kirsten plans to explore the long-term influence of high school coach support. This work will build on a study that Kirsten conducted, in which she drew on the Ad Health data to explore the prevalence and long-term associations of coach mentors. Building on this work, she will conduct a mixed-method study designed to further advance our understanding of the role of coaches in the lives of adolescents, and the factors that lead to their acquisition and long-term influence across youth of varying socioeconomic circumstances. She will also explore a wider range of developmental and midlife outcomes and make use of the forthcoming wave of Ad Health data.