Biobehavioral Health Alumni Profile: Molly Crispell, Bachelor of Science, May 2008


Major: B.S. 2007 Biobehavioral Health,Pennsylvania State University

Minor: Gerontology

Graduation: May 2008


Anticipated Graduation: May 2008

Activities/Community Service:

Co-Captain of Varsity Women’s Swimming & Diving Team
Participant in several athlete community outreach programs
Student-Athlete Speaker’s Bureau
Student-Athlete Classroom “Penn” Pal Program
Student in Schreyer Honors College
Member of Academic Integrity Committee for 2006-2008 NCAA Recertification process

Other Experiences

Undergraduate TA for Dr. Mihai Covasa (Nutrition 251)
Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Sheila West in Vascular Health Interventions Lab
I am currently assisting with a portion of the data collection for a study examining the cardiovascular effects of Omega-3 fatty acids. This study is being conducted by the Vascular Health Interventions Lab under the principal direction of Dr. Sheila West, and co-direction of Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton and Ann Skulas, a doctoral student in Nutritional Sciences.

In the future I hope to attend medical school or graduate school in public health.


GPA: 4.0
President’s Freshman Award
President Sparks Award
Evan Pugh Scholar Award
2006 Ellen Perry Academic Achievement Award
2006 Jerome Weinstein Coaches’ Award
Member of Spiritus Leoninus Athlete Honor Society
Academic All Big Ten Honors (2005, 2006, 2007)
Honorable Mention Academic All-American (2006, 2007)
2nd Team All Big-Ten Member
School record holder in 800 Freestyle Relay