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Tucker Center welcomes summer intern Emma Leyden

Emma LeydenThe Tucker Center welcomes Emma Leyden as a summer 2012 intern. Emma just finished her sophomore year as a psychology major at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota, and joins us after studying abroad in Costa Rica for the month of June. When she found out about the Tucker Center, Emma says she "felt an instant click with the institution's mission, mainly because for my whole life I have identified as a female athlete, and I have been constantly asking questions about what that means in today's world." Emma has always been passionate about sports. She currently plays on the Macalester women's basketball team and recently started coaching an 8th grade girls' basketball team.

Emma is excited to join the Tucker Team this summer and wants to learn more about what research has already been done on how sports affect the lives of women and girls, as well as be a part of new research. She is eager to immerse herself in an environment that seeks ways to get women and girls more actively involved in sports and ultimately level the playing field.

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