Health and Human Performance
J.J. Kiboi spent seven weeks conducting research with Dr. Louisa Summers as a research assistant on an Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Program (URCPP) focused on the health impacts of The Pinnacles in Berea, Kentucky. Working remotely, J.J.’s responsibilities were to design the research apparatus such as posters and communicate with local community members on his research team. J.J. was also published and wrote articles about the progress of his summer project for the local newspaper. Furthermore, J.J. utilized Microsoft and Google applications to organize, gather, and write research pertaining to outdoor recreation and community health. While participating in Berea College’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Program, J.J. balanced a podcast, getting involved in food insecurity, and participating in social justice efforts. During his presentation, J.J. discussed his summer experience, both personally and academically, applying the EPG Cycle of Abilities of embracing uncertainty and ambiguity, recognizing opportunities, and advocating change.