Meet Taylor Finley

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Taylor will be with Premier Sport Psychology for the summer of 2016 as one of our interns. Read on to learn more about Taylor.

Let’s start with a fun fact about yourself.FullSizeRender
My oldest sister and I were born on the same day, April 27th, but exactly 9 years apart.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to travel to Spain and try to put the little bit of Spanish I know to the test.

Do you prefer movies or Netflix?  
I honestly don’t watch either that often, but I’m a sucker for watching a good chick-flick with my sisters.

What is the best show you’ve watched on Netflix?
Friends! Loved it before it was on Netflix, and I love it even more now!

Chocolate or vanilla?
100% chocolate, I’m a chocolate extreme DQ Blizzard kind of girl.

What is the most played song on your iPod?
“Break On Me” by Keith Urban.

You are being sent to a deserted island you can bring one person and one item, who and what would you bring, and why?
I would bring Jesus Christ, because I could talk to him and learn from him forever, plus he could probably get us out of there by performing a few miracles! I would bring along lots of sunscreen, because there is nothing worse than a bad sunburn and I’m hoping it will be a sunny, tropical island.

Favorite sport to play? How about to watch?
Basketball for sure, but I would rather watch hockey, a true Minnesotan at heart.

What is your experience with sports?
My dad is a basketball coach so I pretty much grew up in a basketball gym and I have played the game since I can remember. I have coached AAU basketball teams, directed basketball camps, and I currently play at the Division I level.

What has drawn you to the sport psychology world?
I absolutely love sports and always wanted to be involved in some way. After taking psychology classes in college and seeing what sport psychology could do for my own team at Harvard, I can see how impactful sport psychology can be on not only an athlete’s performance but their entire life.

What is your educational background and future aspirations?
I graduated high school from Providence Academy, and will be a senior at Harvard University next year where I study psychology and sociology. After graduation, I hope to continue my education and pursue a Master’s and Doctorate in Sport Psychology.  

 

 

 

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