Marsa Daniel

Marsa Daniel 

Professor of Sport Performance | Ambitious Coaching Podcast Facilitator

Marsa is a health and performance coach committed to blending theory with practice. 
Physiology with psychology. Research with real-world, human experiences. Learn more about Marsa's work at: https://marsadaniel.com/

Laurie Willoughby

Laurie Willoughby

King County Play Equity Coalition Intern

Laurie is an undergraduate senior at UW majoring in Education, Communities, and Organizations. Her primary role at the Center is supporting the King County Play Equity Coalition through communications and member management. 

Contact Laurie: lauriw3@uw.edu or 425-577-9976

Dylan Kartchner

Dylan Kartchner

Research Assistant
Dylan began working with the Center for Leadership in January 2019 as a research assistant for the State of Play: Seattle-King County report. He now supports the collective action effort stemming from the report, assisting the advancement of the King County Play Equity Coalition and Seattle professional sports team collaboration. Dylan received a B.S. in Business Management (International Business) from the University of Connecticut and a Master's in Sport Business Leadership from Seattle University.

Madison Blatchford

Madison Blatchford

Program Specialist

Madison’s primary work in the center is focused around supporting the student experience, staff and faculty support, marketing efforts, and driving the admissions process for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed.

Jennifer Hoffman, Ph.D.

Jennifer Hoffman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jennifer's research in the Center highlights the factors that influence leadership and decision-making of intercollegiate athletics. In the IAL M.Ed. graduate program she teaches the Education as a Moral Endeavor and Informing Decision Making with Data courses. Jennifer also supervises IAL student Inquiry Projects and is the editor of the Center's Research From the Front Porch  Research Briefs.

Brooke Flaten

Brooke Flaten

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Brooke’s primary role at the Center is focused on the internal and external marketing and communication efforts toward prospective, current and past Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed. students. In addition, Brooke supports the marketing and promotion of the Center for Leadership in Athletics.

Sara Lopez, Ph.D.

Sara Lopez, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Sara serves as Director for the Center for Leadership in Athletics and Executive Director for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. program. Bringing an extensive background in sports administration and education, her role in the Center is overall management for the growing portfolio of activities and the development new professional development initiatives. In the IAL program she teaches Foundations of Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics and supervises the internship requirement.