Meet our new volunteer staff members that joined USQ this past month!
We are so excited to welcome three new volunteers to the USQ team this past month! If you see them at any upcoming events please say hello to them.
Demetrius Collins, Risk Management Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director
Demetrius Collins is a faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX. He is currently an instructor for Musculoskeletal IV: Clinical Reasoning and Biophysical Agents courses. Dr. Collins completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in 2007. He then completed his Doctor of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2018. Dr. Collins holds both Texas physical therapy and athletic training licenses and attends continuing education courses and participates in journal clubs to further his expertise. His primary focus has been concussion evaluation and treatment, for which he has developed and presented skills labs and lectures to other allied health professionals.
Michael O’Connor, Livestream Coordinator, Communications Department
Michael O'Connor graduated from Emerson College with BFA in Film Production in 2017 where he played for the last few years of house league as a Park Street Pulverizer (and Griffith cup champion) as well as playing for ECQ and Boston Riot. O’Connor lives in the Boston metro area where he works as a video production specialist operating corporate live broadcasts as well as internal and external video content creation. He is excited to bring his insights into expanding the broadcasting of quidditch and improving their quality to a universal standard. He currently plays for Bosnyan Bearsharks and volunteers for ECQ, forever loyal to the New England region.
Som Singh, Research Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director
Som Singh is a MD student at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. Singh volunteered with USQ to start the Quidditch Injury Control Knowledge (QUICK) Initiative. The goal of the QUICK Initiative is to provide an analytics-based research approach toward detecting injury patterns among quidditch players in what is believed to be the largest quidditch injury study in the United States. While he has not played quidditch before, Singh has a huge passion for sports medicine, with experience in conducting research in association with USA Rugby. He also used to play quarterback for his high school football team, as well as coached for a local Kansas City high school football team during the summers. Singh feels like this is an exciting time for both himself and USQ as both look to grow together from this research over the next few years.
The full list of open volunteer positions for the 2020-21 season will be available in July. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.