Passion for Research, Teaching Drives Kinesiology Student

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Jessica Atencio, a #CSUSM master’s student in kinesiology, has received the Dean’s Award for Graduate Studies, an annual honor recognizing one grad student for excellence in academic, professional, and service activities.

 

Passion for Research, Teaching Drives Kinesiology Student

by Eric Brier

Jessica Atencio hasn’t been able to do any surfing since California’s shelter-in-place order went into effect last month.

But Atencio has found a silver lining.

“I’ve been able to focus on thesis writing,” Atencio said. “I can get distracted at times, so just being forced to stay at home and put all my energy into that has been really good.”

Atencio’s efforts have certainly paid off. Not only will she graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month with her master’s in kinesiology, she also was recently named the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Graduate Studies, an annual honor recognizing one graduate student for excellence in academic, professional and service activities.

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