Emily Jakob head shot

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA

Field of study: Sports Psychology

Favorite thing to do in my free time: "During undergrad, I got into doing triathlons and now spend a lot of my time training for those (i hope to go pro one day). The full Ironman is my favorite distance, so that requires a good amount of training." 

Reason for attending Springfield College: "I liked that Sports Psych was offered through a school other than kinesiology, as it made me feel like it's not related to the actual study of sport and not just anatomy and kinesiology. Plus, I have family in Northampton (with a great dog and cat)."

Dream job: "I would like to conduct research with athletes, my main focus being with endurance athletes at the elite or collegiate level."