Alumni Success Story: Yuri Hosokawa Turns Down the Heat at Tokyo 2020

Yuri Hosokawa ’16 (CAHNR) already knows her life’s mission, and it’s no small feat. The kinesiology and exercise science alumna wants to improve pre-hospital care for people at high risk of exertional heat stroke in her home country of Japan. Thanks to the knowledge she gained at UConn and her drive to make a difference, Hosokawa has the opportunity to achieve this goal much sooner than she ever expected.

In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Hosokawa has served as a member of the Adverse Weather Impact Expert Working Group for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is also a key liaison between the IOC and the local Tokyo organizers.

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By Anna Zarra Aldrich
Anna Zarra Aldrich TEMP UNIV Spec