I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88 - Department of Applied Biological Sciences) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88 - Division of Health Sciences and Technology). I worked for 32 years as a Research Scientist in the areas of tissue engineering, biomaterials, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. While part of Bob Langer’s group at MIT (1990 to 2017) my work focused on biomedical engineering studies and I led grants in this area under NASA and NIH sponsorship. As part of Hugh Herr's group at the Media Lab (2017 to 2023), I worked on clinical studies neuroprosthetic systems toward improving motor control and sensory perception to people living with below knee amputations. I especially enjoy mentoring.