AthletesTogether • Co-Founder • Lead Product Designer
During my time as a division 1 athlete, I noticed the severe lack of resources that are accessible to student-athletes when it comes to mental health. Most universities have a sports therapist or two, but schedules are chaotic and the majority of students don’t utilize resources like this. AthletesTogether is an iOS application that serves as a platform for student-athletes to talk about mental health, share resources, and build relationships. The app is a combination of a social media application and a resource database, where users create a profile, meet people with similar backgrounds and experiences, and use the platform to discuss mental health in various ways.
Unfortunately, there is a massive stigma that surrounds mental health and athletes in our culture. Our platform allows athletes to hurdle that stigma as it fosters a population of people who want to talk about their challenges with someone who is also experiencing the pressures of being a student-athlete.
I am the co-founder of AthletesTogether and am solely designing the application using primarily Figma.