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KARINA FALKSTROM
Chief Wellbeing Officers® NextGen Leader

Karina Falkstrom has been a manager for Patterson Sports Ventures since the beginning of 2021. Karina is currently continuing her education at the University of North Texas in a Masters in Science program for Kinesiology with a focus in Sport & Exercise Psychology. She is a research assistant in the Sport & Exercise Psychophysiology Lab, where she works with electroencephalography (EEG) technology to identify neural biomarkers of disease, and the effects of exercise for improving neurocognitive function and mental health. Other research interests include the role of gender in sport, emotion regulation, and the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and sport performance. She is also a member of the UNT softball team, using her years of eligibility she gained following the pandemic. 

Karina competed for the Pomona-Pitzer softball team beginning in 2017 in Claremont, California, where she was a part of the winningest softball team in program history and reached number 11 in the national ranking. She graduated from Pitzer College in May of 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Spanish minor.​