University of Stirling Postgraduate Award - Sport Management
Anna graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in American Studies. During her studies, including a semester abroad in London, Anna was exposed to systemic inequities in sport-access, particularly for women, racial and ethnic minorities, and low-income communities. While at F&M, Anna’s research focused on creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all athletes, no matter their identity. After examining resource inequity found in England’s girl’s football development structures, Anna wrote an honors thesis exploring gender essentialism, heteronormativity, and abusive behavior in normative athletic coaching practices. These research opportunities solidified Anna’s desire to use public policy to increase the accessibility and affordability of sport. At the University of Stirling, Anna will pursue an MSc in Sport Management to investigate the state of Scottish girl’s football opportunities and devise strategies for increased accessibility alongside the Scottish Football Association and SportScotland. As a Fulbrighter, Anna is excited to delve into Scotland’s sporting culture and serve as a community role model through football coaching roles. In her free time, Anna hopes to attend as many Scottish Premiership and Scottish Women’s Premier League matches as possible, explore the Scottish countryside, and try her hand at Scottish Highland Games activities.