Stephanie Rosado | Sport Social Work | Former Pro Athlete | SportsEpreneur
Stephanie Rosado | Sport Social Work | Former Pro Athlete | SportsEpreneur

AthMindset | “We Are More Than Our Circumstances” with Stephanie Rosado

Doing your life’s work. And doing it with passion. While changing lives in the process. That sums up what Stephanie Rosado does.

In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Stephanie Rosado, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida (USF). A former pro basketball player, Stephanie played for the Puerto Rico National Team where she contributed to Puerto Rico’s first Gold Medal in the 2010 Centrobasket Caribbean Games where she score 19 points and had 10 Rebounds.

As Stephanie describes herself on her LinkedIn profile:

Stephanie is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Social Work and a Certified Wellness & Health Coach (CWHC). She started her doctoral journey after a diverse background of professional experiences: being a retired professional athlete and working as a licensed social work supervisor in a child welfare agency in Philadelphia. She recently finished serving two consecutive terms as an executive committee member for the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS) and remains involved with several of the organization’s sport social work efforts and projects. These diverse projects embody sport social work as they focus on the intersection of sports and social work practice, athlete wellbeing through a social work lens, and sport for development (locally and globally).

Stephanie’s research interests involve young adult populations diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), the disease’s biopsychosocial impact, and research that focuses on advancing the field of sport social work. During the summer of 2021, she was a panelist for an osteoarthritis drug development workshop co-sponsored by the FDA and the Arthritis Foundation.

Stephanie is a member of the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (MDF) program representing the only social work graduate student in her fellowship cohort. Since the MDF is a Florida-wide fellowship, Stephanie founded a monthly support group for USF fellows to build a sense of community among this diverse fellowship of Black/Hispanic doctoral students on campus. She is also an ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation and has volunteered for several of its community events.

This is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. And it’s all about mental health in sports.

From Lisa:

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This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports. 

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