Kelly Kester, HDMZ Account Executive and self-proclaimed "RunNerd", spoke to a crowd at last night's Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C²ST) SpeakEasy.
Kelly spoke about "The Metabolism of a Marathon", specifically how the human body copes with the toll of running for 26.2 miles.
Drawing from her personal experience of running marathons as well as her scientific specialties stemming from her master's degree in Clinical Nutrition, Kelly spoke with insight about the physiological challenges and surprising sights unique to the long-distance running experience.
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Kelly L Kester, MS, RD, LDN, is an Account Executive at HDMZ. She started her career in Clinical Research as a Registered Dietitian after graduating with her master's in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center. A self-proclaimed "RunNerd," Kelly qualified for the Boston Marathon during the 2015 Chicago Marathon. She has completed marathons from Athens Greece to her hometown of Chicago.
About the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST)
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology's mission is to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and technology and their impact on society.
In establishing the Chicago Council on Science and Technology in 2006, the founders sought to bring together Chicago’s scientific leaders—academic, corporate, government, museums, universities and national laboratories—to provide a forum for the discussion of current issues of scientific interest.
Since September of 2007, C²ST has co-sponsored or produced over 100 programs, and partnered with over 80 regional and national organizations. C²ST is an anchor to catalyze a more robust marketplace for science and gain more visibility for Chicago as a center of innovation and technology.