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Meet Michelle Vaughn

2 Aug

Scholar Athlete 

Michelle is a South Africa native who joined Auburn’s Track & Field team as an internally recognized high school athlete. She excelled while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Finance and was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Honor Roll and selected for the Auburn Athletic Academic top Tiger Award. As an athlete, she was a two time SEC Champion and three time on the 2006 Women Track & Field National Championship team.

Academic Pursuits

Michelle currently holds a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology. As a doctoral candidate, she is pursuing research opportunities in exercise science and curriculum development for higher education institutions. Michelle is passionate about alleviating obesity in our society and advocating for lifelong physical activity. She plans to apply her experience as an athlete, her first-class education as a scientist and her passion for improving the quality of life to career in academia.