Matthew Lawrence kraskaMatthew Lawrence Kraska
Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Major: Systems & Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Lawrence Kraska is a second year master’s student pursuing a degree in both systems and biomedical engineering. On top of competing in cross country/track and field and coursework, Kraska is an active researcher for Florida Tech’s Quantum Biology Lab. He admits managing all of this during season is difficult, but training and racing with his team makes it all worth it. In the off-season, Kraska trains for triathlons and marathons and is planning to complete a full Ironman next year. He says he takes inspiration from his father, a former collegiate runner, due to how hard he works and trains. Kraska chose to study at Florida Tech based on its location and academic programs. ◆