BME alum Marysol Luna was recently highlighted in Diversity in Action for her work in biomechanics at the engineering and scientific consulting firm Exponent.
Luna currently analyzes human motion, loading and injury potential in different settings, such as car accidents. Through this research, she evaluates technologies designed to prevent or mitigate injuries.
“I picked engineering because of the interest I had developed, but didn’t know exactly what type I wanted to do,” Luna told Diversity in Action. “Working in this lab and being able to grow cartilage out of fat cells, I thought that was incredible. Never having any experience in the lab, it was super fun to me. That’s why I picked biomedical engineering for undergrad."
Luna also recently identified as the first Latina to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. Graduating from the University of Arizona in 2015, Luna was also heavily involved in UA's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, spending a year on the leadership board.