Laura Andrea Prieto

Laura Andrea Prieto is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin Madison and is will be a Virginia Henry Horne Graduate Fellow for women in physical education for the 2022-2023 academic year. Her research focus is adapted physical activity and dance for people with disabilities, specifically for Hispanic/Latino/e older adults with disabilities. She has taught and worked with adults and children with disabilities in community centers, schools, and dance studios to promote active lifestyles through movement. Currently, Laura works with Dr. Luis Columna designing and implementing physical activity interventions for children with autism and their families through the Fit Families program.

Laura is an outreach chair for the School of Education Latine/x Affinity Group and chair of the KinEqT mentorship program where she coordinates and collaborates efforts with a team of students and staff to provide mentoring programs four undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology.

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