Instructor in the Summer Science & Engineering Program
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Katlin Okamoto has a master’s degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith College and a bachelor’s in biology from Colorado College. She has taught for several years in the Smith College Exercise and Sport Studies Department and has 20-plus years of experience coaching soccer at the collegiate and youth levels. Okamoto is currently a doctoral candidate, community faculty and research assistant at the University of Minnesota, where she focuses on youth work in sport through the School of Social Work. Okamoto works with all ages of youth in the club soccer community in Minneapolis and serves as both a coach and a youth engagement advocate. She currently leads the youth advisory panel in the Girls Academy League for the region and heads the diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in her soccer club. She enjoys sports, exercise and the outdoors, and she loves working with Summer Science & Engineering Program students to discover their passion for physical activity through the course.