Peni Waqairatu: Excelling on field and stage

Peni Waqairatu of Melbourne, Australia, makes a big splash on the field and onstage.

He’s a running back on the football team and a regular in Cornell dance recitals. 

Waqairatu_P_square_webThis kinesiology-exercise science major completed a dance/fitness coach internship and plans to work in the fields of athletic training, strength and conditioning, coaching, and dance. 

“Being an athlete has benefited me in many ways. It has helped me develop the attributes of being loyal, reliable, goal driven, and responsible,” he says. 

“Football is a team sport where I believe these attributes have assisted me in being a valued member of the team.”