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Sara Padley

Major: Elementary Education and Psychology
Topic: The role of parenting in young athletes' goals, sportspersonship and motivation
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. John M. Tauer

  • Spent last summer studying the role of parenting in young athletes' goals, sportspersonship and motivation as a Bush Foundation Grant winner
  • Wants to solve the mystery behind the television show Lost
  • Says the fact that her professors are approachable is her favorite thing about St. Thomas
  • Has a weakness for banana bread

What's next for Sara?

Expand upon her research. Finish up college. Possibly become a kindergarten teacher.

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