Workforce diversity, training
Anahid (Ana) Ebrahimi received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California-Davis in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2018. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her research focused on understanding the muscle-tendon mechanics driving gait in cerebral palsy. She joined the NIH as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow from 2021-2022. Ana is passionate about diversifying the STEM workforce, and has spent a decade leading initiatives that support underrepresented groups in STEM. She is a co-founder of International Women in Biomechanics, a community for women in the biomechanics field to gain support, advice, and mentorship as they progress through their careers, and an Advisory Board member of The Perry Initiative, a non-profit that introduces young women to engineering and orthopedic surgery.