Erin received both her Bachelor’s (Mechanical Engineering- 2020) and Master’s (Mechanical Engineering – 2021) degrees from the University of Notre Dame. She joined the O’Connell lab group in the Fall of 2021. Her initial interest in biomechanics started with her undergraduate research studying human motion and continued in her study of the biological and mechanical responses of trabecular bone during her master’s program. Additionally, Erin is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship. In her free time, Erin enjoys cooking, hiking, and running.