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Student Voices Episode 15: Diversity and Extreme Sports Biomechanics | Corey Tanaka

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This episode of Student Voices is hosted by Corey Tanaka, who is in his 4th year of undergrad and works in the Movement Science Laboratory at California State University Long Beach. He interviews his mentor, Dr. Kevin Valenzuela who is a professor and researcher at California State University Long Beach. In this interview, Dr. Kevin Valenzuela talks about his diverse experiences in biomechanics. Topics include experiences of racism, underrepresentation in biomechanics, international research in Japan, biomechanics in extreme sports (including his future research that involves him skydiving to collect data), and researching topics that you genuinely enjoy. He explains his passion for extreme sports and the importance of pursuing a career in which you are passionate about. Dr. Kevin Valenzuela can be found at: Instagram: @bromechanics (personal account) @movementsciencelab_csulb (csulb research account) Email: [email protected] Corey Tanaka can be found at: Instagram: @corey_tanaka Email: [email protected]

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