- Research Program Mentor
MBA at McMaster University
Sports Injuries, Strength & Conditioning, Renewable Energy, ESG/Sustainable/Green Investing
BioHi there, my name is Karen and I’m a huge sports fan! I love playing, coaching, and watching sports especially basketball, swimming, tennis, and skiing (all in that order). I completed both my MBA and BSc in Kinesiology at McMaster University. While studying at McMaster University, I was the manager of the Women’s Basketball team. I produced scouting reports and devised play strategies for the team. Throughout my four years, I practically applied my knowledge in strength & conditioning and sports injuries to ensure players were performing their best. The team won the U Sports Women’s Basketball Championship in 2019. After graduation, I worked at BMO Capital Markets on the trading floor and developed a passion for sustainable investing and solving the global energy crisis. I am currently working at Generate Capital a finance and sustainable infrastructure firm where I manage a portfolio of waste-to-value assets.
Training Program for a Professional Athlete
In this project you will create a yearlong training program starting from the off-season until the end of the competition season. Training will be looked at from a holistic perspective and include: • Strength & Conditioning – Prescribe aerobic and resistance exercises to improve the performance of an athlete • Nutrition – Create a nutrition plan that will enable athletes for elite performance with the intention to maximize energy production and recovery • Sports Psychology – Routine to help athletes perform under high pressure and overcome problems with focus and motivation • Therapy – Schedule sessions with physiotherapists, massage therapists, and prescribe self-directed recovery exercises • Exercise Testing – Evaluate the potential success or measure improvement of an athlete by conducting isolated physical tests related to the sport they play
Sports Injuries: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
In this project, you will select a sports injury and recommend injury prevention techniques to a coach and design a 6-month rehabilitation program for an injured athlete. You will learn: • Anatomy of the injured area • Common movements that cause the injury • Techniques on coping with injuries • Pros and Cons of surgery vs. no surgery • Five stages of recovery • Specific rehabilitation exercises
In this project, you will pick a public company that interests you and create a write-up or presentation on why someone should buy or sell that stock. The pitch will include a recommendation, company profile, investment thesis, catalysts, valuation, and risk factors. Be prepared to closely follow company news especially during quarterly and annual reporting periods.