My interest in biomechanics stems from my curiosity at a young age to understand how physics affects performance and injury in sports. This curiosity led me to study biomedical engineering as an undergraduate here at WPI, while a love of writing led to a double-major in Professional Writing. My passion continued as I pursued my doctorate in biomedical engineering, studying how mechanical forces contribute to the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis in the knee. I am excited to be back at WPI, as its project-based educational approach aligns with my passion for teaching and understanding how students learn engineering concepts using real world applications. In addition to my interest in biomechanics and engineering education, I am deeply committed to increasing access, equity and inclusion for underrepresented and first-generation students in higher education.