Elizabeth Swaney MDes 09 has been selected to compete in the freestyle ski halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She will represent Hungary, a country that is part of her family’s heritage. Fittingly, one of Swaney’s favorite courses at the GSD studied Olympic venues and the infrastructure built to accommodate them (“Olympic Infrastructure” led by Judith Grant Long).

A multi-sport athlete, Swaney served as a track and field team manager while at Harvard. She also previously competed in skeleton, and was part of the USA Bobsled & Skeleton developmental team. As an undergrad at Cal-Berkeley, Swaney was a coxswain on the men’s rowing team, winning a Pac-10 championship.

Image courtesy of Harvard Athletics.