Cyndia started at Berkeley in 2018 as a M.S./Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering, and she is currently co-advised by both Prof Hannah Stuart and Prof Dennis Lieu. She received her B.S. from MIT in 2017 and is interested in machine design and mechatronics, especially in space applications. Her research aims to improve the locomotion ability and autonomy of planetary rovers in harsh terrain environments by employing dynamic force redistribution modes. In her free time, she mentors the local Berkeley High School FIRST Robotics Team (Team 5419), and if she’s not in Berkeley, she’s probably hiking or snowboarding.