Asking and answering questions, exploring the world

Lauren Kocsislauren kocsis

Trine University - Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences
B.S., exercise science, Trine University; M.S., data science, Indiana University
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After graduation, I was fortunate to have many opportunities to continue my studies in multiple fields. My unique combination of degrees has broadened my understanding and intensified my interest in asking why.

I fell in love with research during my own capstone experience at Trine and pursued an opportunity to research exercise as an adjunctive therapy to orphan diseases in Houston, Texas. As learners, we’re constantly challenged to ask and answer questions. I love the thrill of gathering data, scouring for patterns, making decisions and poring over statistics to construct a viable solution. After a year of research experiences, I began studying tools of inquiry and theories in engineering and computer science, which radically enhanced my understanding and exploration of health sciences.

Through my research, I began to realize how much I valued interacting with others – collaborating with specialists on projects, networking with other scholars at conferences and connecting with patients while they were in the lab. This desire for collaboration and community brought me back to Trine as a faculty member. 

My husband and I are avid travelers – we even named our son, Atlas, after our love for adventure.  When I am not in the classroom, you will find us exploring the world.