FitU Office Manager
Sofia Sepulveda is majoring in nutrition and is from Stockton, California. She's an officer in the Embodied student club on campus where she is coordinating the Love Every Body Week event, to promote a body positive campus community. Sofia also works as a dietary aide at a rehab facility in town. In her free time she enjoys music and hanging out with friends. This semester she's trying out power lifting for the first time.
FitU Exercise Faculty Supervisor
Dr. Newland arrived at Chico State in 2015 as a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology. She completed her doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Utah. She teaches courses in exercise behavior and adherence, sport and exercise psychology, and psychology of coaching. She enjoys working with students to develop a love for physical activity and mental skills for coping in a variety of contexts. Dr. Newland loves to be active outdoors - camping, hiking, backpacking, or golfing. She also enjoys the occasional competitive game of basketball, softball, or volleyball.
Linda Keeler, EdD, CC-AASP
Research Supervisor and Co-Founder of FitU
Dr. Keeler has been a faculty member at Chico State since 2007 after completing her doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at West Virginia University. She teaches courses in sport psychology, sport sociology, psychology of coaching, and exercise behavior and adherence. Dr. Keeler is an Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant with several years experience in consulting with athletes, teams, coaches and exercisers. She loves living in Chico where she enjoys gardening, biking, rock climbing, & hiking.