Dr. Cristina Fink, Ph.D., Director of Sport and Performance Psychology
Cristina Fink, Ph.D., is a highly experienced sport psychologist with over 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, and sport administration. Counseling clients include Olympic Medalists and World Champions as well as professional and national soccer teams. She was the Sport Psychologist for several teams in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games with varied sports like Synchronized Swimming, Track and Field, Modern Pentathlon, Swimming, Diving, Archery, Taekwondo, and Soccer. Cristina competed in two Olympic Games (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) and held the Mexican High Jump Record with a 6'4" jump for 22 years. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Family and Consumer Resources from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. obtained in Sport Psychology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. Cristina is the author of a number of published papers and books, and a keynote speaker in many national and international conferences. In her current position, she is the Director of Sport and Performance Psychology for an elite soccer development program, working with players from the grassroots to the professional level. She is responsible for implementing the program’s core values and behavioral learning into its soccer education curriculum. She is the first non-European to be invited into INFP (International Network of Football Psychologists) where her peer group includes sport psychologists from top professional European clubs (including Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Sociedad, etc.).