Originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jason Pagan is a graduate student pursuing a masters in Kinesiology at the University of Central Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Matt S. Stock in the Neuromuscular Plasticity Laboratory. He was the first person to represent the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in the Summer Mentoring Fellowship in the summer of 2021. Jason’s current research interests involve neuromuscular physiology and training adaptations. In the future, he plans on having a career in academia. Outside of research, his hobbies include bodybuilding and powerlifting.