Dr. Sylvia Trendafilova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies. Her area of expertise is environmental sustainability in the sport context. She is an accomplished scholar with national and international reputation. She is also a founding member of the Sport Ecology Group, an international organization comprised of scholars from around the world.
Due to her reputation as an expert in the field of environmental sustainability, Dr. Trendafilova was invited to be a Visiting Professor at the Université Gustave Eiffel in France. She was hosted by the Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs (EA 3350) Research Center and the Department of Sports Sciences. During her visit, Dr. Trendafilova worked on a research project related to the evaluation of carbon footprint of a kayaking event that took place at the Olympics facility for kayaking. This project was funded by the French Federation of Kayaking and the results will be used for the Olympic Games in Paris (2024). In addition to being involved in research, Dr. Trendafilova participated in events with students such as class visits and a graduation ceremony for the sport management students.