A native of Wisconsin, Elizabeth Schmida attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2019. Upon graduation, she spent time designing and evaluating exoskeletons for use in astronaut training at NASA Johnson Space Center. She is currently a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Biomedical Engineering Master’s Program researching the association of running gait mechanics and injury. In the summer of 2021, Elizabeth was a Human Factors Graduate Intern in the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery Department of Health Sciences Research. Elizabeth hopes to continue her involvement in biomechanics research following her graduation.