Margie Mathewson received her B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Bioengineering at UC San Diego working in the Skeletal Muscle Physiology Lab run by Dr. Richard Lieber. Her research focuses on finding the source of muscle dysfunction in patients with cerebral palsy, with the ultimate goal of defining new therapeutic directions for the disorder. Margie is passionate about mentoring students and teaching others about engineering and science. She has mentored two undergraduates in the laboratory, one of whom recently finished his MS in Bioengineering. Margie created and co-founded the Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program (JUMP), which connects engineering undergraduate students with graduate students and alumni in the San Diego engineering community. The program has grown from 60 participants to more than 250 in two years and has given students the opportunity to tour local companies, hear professional development speakers, and network with alumni from dozens of local companies. For her work with JUMP, Margie received a UCSD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award as well as a Gordon Fellow R.B. Woolley Award. Margie was also the outreach chair for the Bioengineering Graduate Society at UCSD, coordinating UCSD Bioengineering’s involvement in the 2013 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, which teaches local students about science and engineering. Margie is supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.