Cynthia is originally from the small town of Enumclaw, Washington. She received her BA in Athletic Training from Whitworth University, went on for a masters degree at Texas State University, and finished her PhD in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Clinically, Cynthia has worked as an athletic trainer in collegiate and high school settings, with the majority of her time spent working with softball, football and soccer athletes. She prefers treating acute injuries to chronic ones! For the past 8 years, Cynthia has served as the Athletic Training Program Director and an associate professor of health sciences at Whitworth University, where her main area of research is the treatment of chronic ankle instability. She is undertaking the Steadman residency program during her sabbatical year as a way to return to her clinical roots, acquire new skills, and explore a beautiful area of the country. Outside of work, you are likely to find Cynthia rock climbing, reading, or doing yoga. She’s excited to engage with the residency and explore Colorado’s outdoor activities.