Natalie Smith is a Phd candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The goal of her research is to enhance innovation and creativity throughout sport.
Her work seeks to understand the elements within organizations, programs, and sport settings that can facilitate innovative and creative cultures. This is in order to implement and manage sport so it provides benefits to sport organizations, work teams, and the individuals who interact through sport.
Her ideas are shaped by 5 years in the professional and elite sport industry and 10 years of youth and collegiate coaching, as well as her diverse educational experience.
She strives to #LiveitTeachit in her research, teaching, and everyday life.