Christina Scharmer is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York where she studies links between anxiety, eating, and exercise. She is specifically interested in examining factors that differentiate between adaptive and maladaptive eating and exercise behaviors. As part of her training, Christina also works under the supervision of licensed psychologists to provide cognitive-behavioral therapy to clients with anxiety, depressive, and eating disorders. When she is not conducting research or working with clients, Christina spends time outside experiencing the psychological benefits of exercise and nature first-hand. She currently loves running around local parks alone and is excited to continue exploring new places and racing long distances with friends again soon!