Hello, I am from Algonquin, Illinois just outside the city of Chicago. I received a BA from the University of Iowa in Health and Human Physiology – Exercise Science. Currently, I am pursuing an MS in Occupational and Environmental Health – Ergonomics within the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The past four years I have had the pleasure of working in the physical therapy industry focusing on musculoskeletal disorders. My research interests are in occupational ergonomics and human factors; identifying and mitigating physical risk factors that associate with musculoskeletal disorders. Following graduation, I intend on pursuing a career in industry.