Bryant Byrd is a dedicated student and accomplished distance runner. As a two-time NCAA Academic All-American, senior care volunteer, wellness trainer and avid researcher, Byrd has struck a balance between academics, athletics and health advocacy.
Buchanan is both a professor of and the director of the High Altitude Exercise Physiology program. As an avid outdoor athlete and researcher, she is passionate about combining field-based research with coursework.
Erin Smith’s dedication and passion in graduate school landed her a lecturer position in Western’s Exercise & Sport Science Department. She also manages the Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) Wellness, Elevated program.