Reece Huff is a first-year Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student in the Berkeley Biomechanics lab. He graduated from Boston University in 2021 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He first became interested in biomechanics while studying vertebral fractures in Dr. Elise Morgan’s laboratory. He is now interested in coupling computational and experimental techniques to better understand how the intervertebral disc changes with age and degeneration. He hopes his research will feed towards the development of improved prevention and treatment strategies of spinal injuries. In his free time, Reece enjoys rock climbing, tennis, and chess.