Sierra Sims serves as the Data Analyst for Podium Sports Medicine. Sierra grew up outside of Knoxville, Tennessee in an active and outdoor-centered family with two younger brothers and cats. Her family traveled out west to ride mountain bikes and ski in the summers and winters. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to study engineering and after three years was drawn to switch to kinesiology to learn about exercise and sport. She stayed at the University of Tennessee for graduate school to work as a graduate teaching associate and complete her master’s thesis in exercise physiology. In the Fall of 2022, Sierra successfully defended her thesis titled “The Comparison of Bone Mineral Density in Female Mountain Cyclists, Road Cyclists, and Runners.” During college, she raced bikes at the national level, competing in USA Crits, Pro Road Nationals, and Mountain Bike Nationals, and made the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Development team in 2022. She raced in Europe immediately following her master’s graduation and started working with Podium after her trip. Sierra is passionate about women’s physiology and concussion research, her two cats Burt and Baker, and her community of friends.