Always ready with a smile to greet and guide Healthy Nevada Project study participants through testing, Team Lead Keagan Angevin has another not-so-secret passion: soccer. Unknown to Angevin, when he started playing soccer at the age of five, he would eventually work his way to his dream of playing semi-professional soccer. We believe our Healthy Nevada Project study team members are some of the most diverse and exciting in Nevada, and we would like you to know them too!
Angevin, plays Center Back and Right Back (Defender) for Napa Valley 1839 FC. Commuting weekly during the season from Reno to the world-famous wine region in Northern California, Angevin never tires and returns to Reno energized. He played college soccer at DePauw University in Indiana and returns annually in the role of assistant coach. He is entering his third year of coaching.
“As an athlete, there is only so much you can do to maintain your health and body and the Healthy Nevada Project study can give some insight into your particular potential health risks.”
Angevin is inspired by the impact the Healthy Nevada Project study has made in Nevada. He believes the Project is providing Nevadans peace of mind by offering wellness insights and screening for hereditary genetic risks associated with heart disease and certain cancers. If participants learn they have a genetic risk, they get support from genetic counselors from study partner, Genome Medical. guided by genetic counselors from study partner, Genome Medical.
“With further population research, we can hopefully begin to not only build a healthier Nevada community but a healthier world.” It’s evident that Angevin sets his sights on far-reaching goals, be it on the soccer field or with the first statewide genetic study in the nation, he will be part of the winning team.