Staci is a retired athlete, a researcher, and an advocate. She has a personal connection to her work as a 2x visually impaired skier for the US Para Alpine Team. Staci competed in the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games.

She completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and went on to earn a Masters of Science in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Currently, Staci is pursuing a doctorate at Ball State University in counseling psychology.

Staci’s research focuses on the intersection of psychology and sociology in the context of disability sports. She explores the experiences of impairments and the mental health of athletes with disabilities. Her goal is to support the mental well-being of athletes with disabilities through her research and clinical practice.

Overall, Staci’s journey as an athlete and her academic pursuits have shaped her into an advocate for disability inclusion and mental health support in the world of sports.