Kristan Leech


Kristan Leech is our second #ProfessorSpotlight of this year! Fresh off from her first hike this past Saturday, she is an assistant professor in the division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and uses a multifaceted approach of 3D motion capture data, biofeedback, and cognitive testing to create specialized treatments to improve the walk of patients. She truly talks the walk! Read on to find out more about her.

DEPARTMENT: Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

TOPICS THAT SHE TEACHES: Neuroscience to physical therapy graduate students

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN ON TRIPS WITH US: I have been one one trip and loved it! I am hoping to do more in the future.

FORESTS OR DESERTS: Forests!! (even though I grew up in the desert)


NON-ESSENTIAL MUST-NEED FOR ANY HIKING/CAMPING TRIP: bandana for hiking, headlamp for camping

DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH PEAKS IN 3 WORDS: exciting, hot, well-organized

FAVORITE MEMORY FROM A PEAKS TRIP: Learning why/how everyone got involved in P&P