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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