LINDSEY BLOM - Board Member

For the past decade, Dr. Lindsey Blom, Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology at Ball State University, has investigated positive youth development through sport and using sport to promote peace at the individual, community, and international levels. Her recent projects include developing, implementing, and evaluating soccer for peace programs in Jordan and Tajikistan, funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ SportsUnited and investigating positive peace indicators and life purpose in Liberian youth funded by the Benjamin Cohen Foundation. Additionally, Lindsey has been an invited expert on using sport for development to counter violent extremism hosted Hedayah and assisted with curriculum development for the Power Forward basketball program in Nigeria. Additionally, Lindsey has over 15 years of experience as a youth soccer coach and played semi-professional and college soccer. She enjoys still playing soccer, along with running and playing tennis with her family. Through sport she has built strong friendships, had leadership opportunities, and traveled the world. She is immensely excited to be part of the Dream Sports Africa Board to further develop the youth throughout Africa through sport, as she believes that positive youth sport experiences are a fundamental right for youth and with educated, positive adult sport leaders, youth can develop valuable life skills through their participation.