- United States
- Born: 1986
In August 2004, her left foot was amputated following a recurrence of Synovial Sarcoma, a cancer that affects soft tissue, usually in the joints or extremities.
Start of sporting career
She completed her first triathlon in 2011.
Reason for taking up this sport
Her amputation forced her to a take a break from sports but after graduating from school she rediscovered her love of sports through the Challenged Athletes Foundation [CAF]. Shortly thereafter she completed her first triathlon and hasn’t looked back since. “I had always enjoyed running, and after my amputation, that is definitely what I missed the most.”
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Most influential person in career
“My mentor through CAF, Tara Butcher, has been an incredibly positive influence in my life. She has encouraged me every step of the way!”
She works at the University of California in San Diego, CA, as an administrative assistant.
Latest Athlete Results
|2||22 Oct, 2012 - Paratriathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:11:32|
|1||06 Jul, 2012 - Paratriathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:18:19|
|1||10 Sep, 2011 - Paratriathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:35:08|
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Athlete Fact Sheet
|Year of Birth||1986|
|Residence||Santa Monica , United States|
|Coach||Bernard Baski [personal]|
|Hobbies||Hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.|