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Hey there! I'm Zakayla Hughes, and I'm thrilled to be here helping student-athletes succeed both on and off the field. With a diverse background in corporate work spanning seven years across various departments, I've collected a wide range of skills along the way that I now bring to my passion for supporting student-athletes.

As a former athlete myself and with five years of experience working behind the scenes in collegiate sports, I've developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and pressures that student-athletes face. My ultimate goal is to provide essential skills and resources to help student-athletes acquire the tools they need to navigate both sports and life successfully. 

I'm all about the holistic development of athletes, focusing on their mental, emotional, and social aspects that can be applied both in and out of sports. I truly believe that by breaking down these aspects and offering practical guidance and resources, athletes can develop the resilience, focus, and communication skills they need to thrive both on and off the field.

Currently, I'm the Director of Programs and Research Development at Athlete Tech Group, an ed tech company. In this role, I get to leverage technology to enhance the educational and athletic experiences of student-athletes. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to combine my corporate experience with my sports background, and develop cutting-edge solutions that improve learning outcomes for students from all walks of life.

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