Danae Dinkel

I was blessed to be born into a Christian family and while going to church and taking part in other church-related activities was a part of my normal life growing up once I went to college I had a negative interaction with a Christian-based athletic group that turned me away from my faith. After I graduated with my undergrad degree I started to feel a pull to find a church that I wanted to attend. Then my mom gave me a new bible for Christmas and I felt a desire to start reading the bible from beginning to end and I am so glad I did. The following year my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I believe that God was preparing me for this incredibly difficult time. Unfortunately my mom did not win her battle but this also led me closer to God and reliance on him.

My Life

Favorite Quote

Either I will find a way or I will make one

Friends describe me

Funny, a planner

My hobbies

Being active either by myself or with my family 🙂

Best advice I ever received

Hard work pays off

My undergrad alma mater

University of Nebraska at Kearney

If I weren't a professor, I would

be an entrepreneur - being on Shark Tank is my dream!

Favorite books

I hardly read books for fun

Favorite movies

cheesy holiday movies

Favorite city

Crete (in Greece)

Favorite coffee

Black w/ some nutpods

Nobody knows I

am more of an introvert than an extrovert

My latest accomplishment

Coming back from maternity leave and making it halfway through the semester 🙂

Current Research

Increasing movement in early childhood starting at birth Qualitative explorations of factors related to being physically active Use of apps in clinical care settings