“I chose this program to be able to continue working with my mentor, Dr. Chris Connolly. I have had the pleasure of working with him for six years and I am extremely excited to have him as my faculty advisor. I think it will be a great experience to be in the first class of master’s students here at WSU. Go Cougs!”
Ariel Cruz graduated from WSU with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2018. Immediately following graduation, she was hired as an adjunct instructor for the Kinesiology department. As part of her assistantship, she is teaching Kinesiology 264. She has always loved playing soccer and being active. She enjoys hiking, playing with her family’s dogs and traveling. Her husband is from Brazil so when they can (Pre-COVID), they try to visit his family.