Dr. Elizabeth Slator has been teaching and consulting in the areas of health, human performance and behavior change for nearly two decades. She currently works at Rice University, where she teaches classes on mindfulness, performance psychology, and health and wellness. When she is not in the classroom, she serves as a sport psychology consultant for the Rice Athletic Department, creates recreation and wellness programs for the Rice campus, and provides mindfulness-based personal development coaching to private clients.
Since her first overnight backpacking excursion in the early 90’s, has eagerly pursued every adventure opportunity that has come her way. An avid surfer, hiker and all-around sports nut, her deepest passion lies in the intersections of mindfulness, well-being and nature, and she has built several programs and retreats combining those interests.
Elizabeth earned her B.S. in Health Promotion and M.Ed. in Exercise Science/Sport Psychology from Auburn University, and Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee. In addition to her formal education, she is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and a certified Wilderness First Responder.
In all aspects of her work, she supports individuals to meet their lives with authenticity, equanimity and a lightness of spirit.