Dakota Dailey
Waterloo, IA
Faculty advisor: 
Dissertation / thesis / project title and brief summary: 

"Associations between the PlayerLoad™ metric and common IMU-based physical activity-related measures of human movement." Using the widely popular Catapult system's metric and comparing it to other metrics used in the realm of physical activity measurement.

Professional / academic / life plans after graduation: 

Continue my career as a strength and conditioning coach.

Favorite memory of being a graduate student at Oregon State: 

Having the opportunity to work with the football team on a daily basis.

Impactful faculty mentorship: 

My advisor, Dr. Schuna, has made a huge impact on who I am, not only as a student, but also as a person. He helped me to understand the process of research as well as how one should go about understanding problems in general. One of the smartest people that I have ever met, and always willing to help me no matter the time of day. I hope to stay in contact with him long after I graduate.