Claire Newman

Graduate Assistant and PhD Student

Hi! My name is Claire Newman and I am a second year doctoral student in Kinesiology, focusing on Community Youth Sport Development.  I played collegiate soccer and love all things involving physical activity.  My passion for physical activity has fueled my desire to use sports as a mechanism for teaching life skills to underserved youth.  My research interests involve using the Restorative Youth Sports and Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) models to teach kids valuable life skills that they can use off the field.  When I am not working, you can find me going on adventures with my dog Luna! 

1. I coach a local refugee soccer team 
2. I have a M.Ed in Exercise Physiology from University of Virginia (Go Hoos!)