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Samantha Petitte

Samantha Petitte

WiSys Ambassador | UW-La Crosse

My name is Samantha Petitte, and I am a second-year Master’s student in Therapeutic Recreation. I have a Bachelor of Science in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. I am particularly interested in the use of recreational therapy interventions for individuals with eating disorders and other mental health diagnoses. My research interests include the use of expressive arts interventions, animal-assisted therapy (particularly equine-facilitated therapy), nature-based therapy, and the intersection of leisure/recreation and social justice. I am looking forward to engaging with faculty and students about their research interests, both within the Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation department and in other departments at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


Major/Department: Therapeutic Recreation


Email: [email protected]