Mikayla Ramos

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Minnesota Twins
Company/Organization website: https://www.milb.com/cedar-rapids
Destination: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2023
Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu


I am a strength and conditioning intern who works in the weight room but also does a lot of other responsibilities for these players. I help spot and correct technique, I also help with cresting programs for these players and I do a lot of behind the scene work when it comes to learning more about what goes on in this business. I also help with stretches, nutrition, and other little aspects that make a huge difference in these guys' performance.


I would say my greatest accomplishment while being here was talking with a player about certain technique and other things about an issue he was having with his lower back. after having a good conversation, I was able to suggest some technique fixes and exercises to help. he came back to me a few weeks later and told me he had seen and felt much improvement in his hurt area.

Learning experience

How to be confident in everything I do. These guys are always goofing off or messing around you have to be able to ring them back in but if you don't have the voice or the confidence it'll be very difficult to be in this line of work.

What advice would you give?

Jump in head first and be who you are. people can tell when you are trying hard and trying to be someone you are not. be confident in what you do and allow your mistakes to be a tool and not something to bring you down.

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