Madelyn Stout is a graduate student at the University of Utah working towards a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2019. There she worked as an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Anton Bowden on complaint mechanism solutions in intervertebral disc replacements. After graduating with her bachelor's degree, Madelyn was accepted as a graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a member of Dr. Eric Ledet's Innovative Medical Devices Laboratory, she designed a preliminary smart femur fracture fixation plate for quantifying fracture healing. Madelyn graduated with a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2021. Now in the UofU's Orthopeadics Research Laboratory, under the mentorship of Dr. Heath Henninger, she investigates the biomechanics of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. As an eager traveler, Madelyn has twice had opportunity to join her love of traveling with her education by joining a study abroad in Singapore in 2018 and completing an internship in Berlin, Germany in 2022. When she isn't studying or traveling, Madelyn enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and her five pet reptiles.