Meet Our Team!


Our Team

Katy Miller

Dr. Katy Miller

Dr. Miller (she/they) is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis. She loves being active and breaking down stereotypes about what people in larger bodies can accomplish. When she’s not at work, she’s probably kayaking, hiking or walking with her wife, son, and two very naughty rescue dogs.

To learn more about their professional life, check here

Sarah Espinoza

Sarah Espinoza, PhD

Dr. Espinoza (she/her) is a research fellow and incoming Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health. Her research interests center on youths’ psychological and social experiences in sport and physical activity. Sarah loves to play ultimate frisbee, rock climb, ski, do Move and Thrive videos, and try new things.

You can learn more about Sarah here

Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper, MS, RD, PhD (C)

Laura Hooper (she/her) is a registered dietitian and researcher at the University of Minnesota. Her research addresses disordered eating and weight-related health in adolescents, including the role of weight stigma, food insecurity, and structural racism. Future research will focus on strengths-based, youth-engaged approaches to this work. Laura loves cycling, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, cooking, and spending time with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

Want to get involved?

Youth Advisory Board

We often have (paid) positions available on our Youth Advisory Board (YAB). Our YAB members serve as experts who help us create the best content possible. If you are a teen interested in helping us make fitness videos and doing research, we’d love to meet you.

Paid Research Opportunities

In addition to making workout content, we research how to make fitness more fun for everyone. We often have paid research opportunities for young people, including doing interviews, focus groups, and surveys. We may also have opportunities for students interested in research internships.