I'm Elliana Pogrebinsky and I was a Team USA Ice Dancer from 2012-2018. Alongside my latest partner, I was the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Championships Bronze medalist at the Junior level, 2016 Junior Worlds Pewter medalist, 2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance International Champion, Two-time ISU Challenge Series Tallinn Trophy Bronze medalist, Two-time Grand Prix Competitor, and 2017 U.S Championships Pewter medalist at the Senior level as well as World and Olympic Alternate.
Since starting my education in Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco, learning the science behind what it takes to be an elite athlete has opened my eyes to the faults so effortlessly hidden in sports. This has fueled the inspiration to create change for females with this Women in Athletics series.
With bringing attention to topics often faced in sports such as the female triad (eating disorders, menstrual disturbances, bone mineral loss), burnout, mental health, lack of strength training, I hope to create change in the community to instill more incentive for coaches, parents, and officials to become educated in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition, sport psychology, and anatomy and physiology.