Adaptability Matters

Leah Mendelson '11 PhD Candidate, MIT

"The projects I worked on at Olin taught me to identify and learn new skills without hesitation. This adaptability helps me resolve the challenges I encounter doing interdisciplinary, experimental research."

Following graduation from Olin, Leah enrolled in MIT where she has earned an MS in mechanical engineering. Upon completion of the master’s program at MIT, Leah began her doctoral studies where she is currently working with Professor Alexandra H. Techet in the Experimental Hydrodynamics Lab. Her research combines fluid dynamics, biomechanics and computer vision to experimentally study fish swimming, particularly jumping and rapid maneuvering behaviors.