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Documentary featuring sports med DO nominated for regional Emmy

Rebeccah R. Rodriguez, DO, was one of several Latinas highlighted for their work in STEM careers in “SciGirls Stories: Latinas at Work.”

A 30-minute documentary of inspirational real-life stories about Latinas in STEM careers, which featured a sports medicine DO, has been nominated for an Upper Midwest Emmy® Award.

Rebeccah R. Rodriguez, DO, a family medicine and sports medicine physician in San Diego, was one of several Latinas highlighted for their work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in “SciGirls Stories: Latinas at Work.”

The documentary shows Dr. Rodriguez serving as a mentor to teenage girls and teaching them about osteopathic sports medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez, who is a team physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, is also the founder of the Latina Strong Foundation, which promotes health and wellness in Latinas.

The documentary, which was produced primarily in Spanish with English subtitles, is part of the national Latina SciGirls initiative, which brings together television, digital content and community-based programming to educate girls about careers in STEM and highlight bilingual girls and their Latina STEM mentors.

The Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards are on Saturday, Oct. 6. “Sci Girls Stories: Latinas at Work” is available for viewing online.

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