Stephanie Guzman, MS, a first-generation Latina, remembers how overwhelming it was to choose a career path in high school. As a result, she made it her personal goal to serve as a resource for high school students in underrepresented areas who would like to pursue careers in sports science and biomechanics — the science of biological and muscular activity. 

Through hard work, the assistance of PhD students Maxfield Munk and Malcolm Jones and the help of a special grant from the Biomechanics Initiative, she created a National Biomechanics Day for USC, an educational event that gives students a valuable opportunity to learn about the technology behind the science and how it can help athletes perform at their best.

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