With experience prioritizing healthcare and performance enhancement techniques for collegiate, professional and Olympic-caliber athletes and programs, Rae came to USCAH in June 2021 and serves as a liaison to clients and partner organizations. She strives to continue moving the needle forward for athlete health and safety by creating and delivering first-class products, services, and educational programming.
A former athletic trainer and instructor at Ohio State and field hockey student-athlete at Delaware, Rae has extensive experience in program management and coordination, diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and policy development.
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, University of Delaware
Minor in Strength and Conditioning
Master of Science, Athletic Training, University of Kentucky
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of S
Assistant Athletic Trainer, The Ohio State University
Adjunct Faculty Instructor, The Ohio State University
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Kentucky
Intern Athletic Trainer, ESPN Wide World of Sports
Athlete health, safety and wellness is important to me because:
As a former Division I athlete and currently a self-proclaimed lifelong athlete, this is a topic that is very important to me. Athletes at all levels in today’s society are held to a very high standard and have the ability to make a tremendous impact. However, with that comes a lot of pressure. In a society where an athlete's value is typically focused on wins, losses, successes, or failures we must remember that athletes are human and their health, safety, and wellness shouldn’t be an afterthought to our entertainment. Athletes deserve to do what they love safely and in environments that promote and champion not only their physical health but their mental health as well.
Who is your all-time favorite athlete and why did you admire them?
I can’t give just one answer to this question because they actually tie together. As a kid my favorite athlete was Michael Jordan. From Space Jam, to the 3-peats, the Dream Team, and the sneakers… who didn’t want to be like Mike! However as a teenager and adult, Kobe Bean Bryant. For everything that he gave on the court he gave just as much off of the court. The value that he placed on family, being a creator, and wanting to change the landscape of women’s sports was admirable. Without Michael there is no Kobe, and although Kobe learned from Michael he also changed him. In 2021, MJ signed his largest roster ever of women athletes to the Jordan Brand citing women's voices are needed and they need to be amplified. The student became the teacher.
What is your favorite sports movie?
The Mighty Ducks (all of them)