Dr. Diana Alatalo is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research focuses on engineering solutions for maternal-child health while training the next generation of engineers. She has received several honors and awards including 2020 Editors’ Choice Paper Award from ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Golden Key 2020 Graduate Scholar Award, Best Paper Award Finalist for 2018 ASME IMECE, 2017 IEEE UT Dallas Student Chapter Volunteer of the Year, and 1st Place Young Engineer Paper Award for Fluid Engineering Division at 2016 ASME IMECE. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2021 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2015 and her Certificate in Practical Nursing from Assabet Valley Regional Technical School in 1996.