Master of Public Health in Physical Activity at George Washington University, Graduate Assistant, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Certified USA Triathlon Coach, Masters Swimming Coach, 2015 USA Triathlon Age Group Qualifier, 2013 Half Ironman All World Athlete & World Championship Qualifer
As a four year Division 1 swimmer at Towson University, I developed a deep appreciation for sports' contribution to character development. Since then, I've worked as a behavioral researcher in HIV/AIDS at Johns Hopkins University and then worked as Program Manager for The Grassroot Project, a Washington DC based nonprofit using university athletes to provide sport based HIV/AIDS education. As a Certified USA Triathlon, Masters Swimming Coach, and sport for development advocate, I've worked with differently abled, LGBT, female and displaced athletes. I am a Master of Public Health in Physical Activity candidate and Graduate Assistant at George Washington University's Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. I write about sport and social justice on my website: www.melissaotterbein.com and am on twitter: @motterbein.