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Postdoc, Robomechanics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoc, GRASP, University of Pennsylvania 2020-2023


Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania 2014-2020

B.S, Biology, Drexel University 2010-2014

Explorer's Club Member: 2020-

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Aaron Johnson. My research interests include: 

  1. The effects of vertebral geometry on local mechanical joint behavior during dynamic motion

  2. The effects of changes in local joint behavior on whole physical agent behavior

  3. The intersection of paleobiology and bio-inspired robotics.

I blend a rigorous background in evolution and anatomy with physical and computational modeling to investigate locomotion of stem tetrapods

Photo credit:Lamont Abrams, University of Pennsylvania.

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