Emily Karleskint is originally from Jackson, MO a small town just outside of Cape Girardeau in Southeast Missouri. Emily attended Jackson High School where she played softball and was a swimmer. Growing up, Emily’s parents kept her very involved in all things athletic. At the age of 3, she was a competitive skater and her passion to compete grew from there. Coming from an environment such as this, Emily was drawn to find a career in this field of work, and then she stumbled upon athletic training. Emily started as a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University and was admitted into their athletic training program the spring semester of her freshman year. Here, she was exposed to several different clinical settings and her passion for the field grew even more. Emily graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in May 2016 and became Board of Certification certified June 2016. In October 2016, she accepted a job as a float athletic trainer for a physical therapy company in St. Louis, MO. Over the next year she was exposed to working with athletes from 5-23, from elite competitive gymnasts, to high school students, to even working with U.S. Soccer. In July 2017, Emily accepted a job working as an athletic training fellow for Athleticare Sports Health Foundation. Emily is currently working at Ladue Norton Hawkins High School as an associate athletic trainer while pursuing her Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Movement Science through Concordia University- Chicago. Emily is a huge hockey fan and enjoys all things hockey in her free time and can often be found yelling at a TV at a local tavern with friends.