Residence Hoboken, NJ, USA
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Psychology - Columbia University: New York, NY, USA
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age eight.
Why this sport? It was a sport that suited her physical attributes. "My parents struggled to find a sport that my awkwardly lanky self could do well in."
Club / Team Durkan Fencing Academy: Garfield, NJ, USA
Name of coach Buckie Leach [national]
Nicknames Jackie (Instagram profile, 09 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (hercampus.com, 08 Dec 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She wears pearl earrings when she competes. (hercampus.com, 08 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours During her collegiate career at Columbia University she received First Team All-American Honours on three occasions. In 2016 she received the university's William V. Campbell Female Athlete of the Year award and the Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Female Senior Athlete award. (gocolumbialions.com, 10 Jul 2016; LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2018)
Other information OCCUPATION
She works as an analyst in digital and cross-platform media. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2018)
While studying a major in psychology with a minor in Russian literature and culture at Columbia University in New York, NY, she was named captain of the fencing team in 2015/16. (gocolumbialions.com, 2017; Facebook profile, 11 Jun 2017; usfencing.org, 10 Sep 2016)
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