Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Kate is a second year medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). As a member of the varsity women’s rowing team at Columbia University, Kate cemented her passion for teamwork and exercise. Through her involvement with Bike & Build, she biked 4,000 miles across the US while building houses and raising funds for affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity. After graduating, she helped develop an adaptive rowing program for spinal cord injury patients on the Charles River in Boston, and later worked as a Sports Medicine Research Assistant for Hospital Special Surgery in New York. Kate completed the Pasadena Marathon in 2012, and the Dublin 79.3 Ironman in 2016 while obtaining a PhD in Molecular Biology. She has since qualified as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, and hopes to continue to champion the merits of exercise for mental health through her involvement with Medicine in Motion.
Eoin is a second-year graduate entry medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He previously studied and researched in particle physics at the National University of Ireland, at CERN in Switzerland, and at Imperial College London. He has a particular interest in emergency medicine and sports and exercise medicine. Eoin is an avid long-distance cyclist and is planning to complete ultra-distance bicycle races after the pandemic. He is also an advocate for the use of bicycles as sustainable transport in cities and to improve health through increased levels of everyday exercise.
Aoife is a second year medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2018 with a degree in Health Sciences. There she played on the varsity women’s soccer team, and also completed research on the endovascular effects of cocoa. During her gap year, she worked as a Nursing Assistant in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Morristown Medical Center. Aoife has played sports for her entire life including soccer, swimming, track, and tennis. Since graduating Gettysburg College, she has continued her love of sports through tennis, running, and golf. Aoife feels strongly about the connection between mental health and physical health and is thrilled to be a part of Medicine in Motion.