Louie is a 2014-2018 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering. She received a B.A. in physics (2014) from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, Louie served as a student leader for the Mount Holyoke College InterVarsity chapter, a physics teaching mentor and department student liaison, and as an undergraduate researcher. Louie worked in physics labs studying ferromagnetic nanorings, physics pedagogy, and polymer solar cell fabrication. She received the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and was inducted into the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma. Louie’s interest in questions related to human motion and biomechanics led her to pursue graduate study in bioengineering. Her current research involves spine biomechanics in the sport of rowing.
Mentor: Sara Wilson, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering