Elsa Acosta de Anda, Rice University

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I was born and raised in Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The middle child in a 5-people family. I studied my B.s. in Electrical Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. Back in that time, I had the opportunity to explore the bioelectronics field with projects such as Brain on Art, exoskeletons, and telemetric diagnosis. Moreover, I lived one semester in Saudi Arabia developing Smart Textiles to interface the body and electronics in a seamless way for health monitoring. After graduating I spent one year working at John Deere Electronic Solutions, before joining Rice University to pursue an M.s./Ph.D. as a Fulbrighter. Currently, my research goals involve the development of neural interfaces to tackle neurological impairments and diseases by merging the fields of electronics and medicine.