Anahid Ebrahimi, PhD
Anahid (Ana) Ebrahimi received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2018, and has used her expertise in the mechanics and energetics of gait to study lower-limb prosthetic users, children with cerebral palsy, and aging adults. Ana is passionate about diversifying the STEM workforce, and has spent a decade leading initiatives that support underrepresented groups in STEM. During her time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she co-founded the International Women in Biomechanics and worked to establish it as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! She has now switched career paths from academia to science policy, and currently works as a Health Program Specialist in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity. Having grown up in smaller towns, she’s now enjoying exploring the many shows, plays, and museums Washington, DC has to offer!