Maxine Furtado Mesa is a doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida. She received her B.S in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Central Florida as well as her M.S in Kinesiology, where she studied the effects of environmental conditions on running performance in collegiate female soccer players under the direction of Jeffrey R. Stout. Prior to entering the Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, she spent four years as a sports data and performance analyst under Michael Redd in the Sports Science Initiative at UCF, working alongside the UCF Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams. Her research interests include load-monitoring using GPS and the reduction of injury risk through fatigue markers and athlete monitoring. Upon completing her Ph.D, Maxine strives to improve athletic performance by bridging the gap between researchers and coaches as an applied sports scientist. Classes she has taught include Personal Fitness and Assessments and Evaluation in Kinesiology.