Diandra Rivera

Diandra Rivera is a graduate student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale. Previously, she developed a bio-inspired linear systems model of muscle contraction and implemented this model as a control system for a commercially available powered lower limb prosthesis. Her current research interests include the study of muscle as a material, mathematical biology, and the intersection of biological physics and human rehabilitation. Diandra received an Associates in Applied Science from Coconino Community College (2016) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Biology from Northern Arizona University (2020).

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