I am currently a freshman in college studying psychology and business admin. I have dreams to one day start up my own concussion rehab clinic. When I am not studying I love to hike, ski, play the violin, and do yoga.
My name is Hillary and I'm currently in my first year in college. I am planning on majoring in Education and possibly minor in either Exercise Science or Psychology. In high school I was a competitive swimmer and during fall of my sophomore year I sustained my first concussion when I collided head on with a swimmer one day. Since this first concussion, I have had a total of 5 concussions and have dealt with lasting effects from them each day. Being a swimmer I never thought that I would have to worry about concussions, figuring that is wasn't exactly a "contact sport". However, I have now seen first hand how you don't need a sport with a helmet to hit your head. As I have continued to make tremendous progress, as well as continue my first year in college, I have become increasingly interested in sharing my story and finding ways to raise awareness and increase concussion education as much as possible. Interning at PINK Concussions has given me the chance to learn more about the concussion field as well as give me a great group of people to get to know and work with!
Sarah is a recent high school graduate from Bethesda, MD who lost her ice hockey career to concussions. She is currently taking a gap year to work in advocacy and complete recovery before starting at the University of Michigan's Honors College.
Alicia is four years post-concussion, but continuing to fight. She is a junior in college studying Communications Studies and Mass Communications. She is hoping to help make lives easier for those who are fighting the Post-Concussion Syndrome journey.
I am a recent high school graduate who is currently taking a gap year to try and manage some health issues. I have been struggling with Post Concussion Syndrome for four years now. I like to make art in various forms and like to use my art to help cope with the chronic pain and to also connect with others who are going through the same thing!
I graduated from college in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, as well as, Social Sciences and Medicine. Since I can remember, sports have been a central part of my life and focus for the last 15 years. So much so, that I devoted the remaining four years of my career to play Division I soccer in the Big Ten. Unfortunately, I sustained two significant concussions in my last two seasons and was advised following my senior season to resign from the sport I loved. While my collegiate soccer career and future professional endeavors came to an abrupt halt, I have now joined a different team. A team that perhaps works on a bigger field and whose goal may me bigger than any soccer goal. I am beyond thrilled to have joined PINK Concussions and look forward to sharing my own personal journey with concussions to empower women and help change the way we deal with concussions from the inside out.