My name is Jairo Yobani Maldonado-Contreras and I am a senior at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) majoring in mechanical engineering. When I am not studying or researching, I enjoy reading, playing soccer, and volunteering in my community via the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
I aim to pursue a career in which I leverage my robotics skills to better the world. My prior work has involved conducting rehabilitation research at CSULB and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab AND robotics research at MIT and NASA JPL. This summer, I will join the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Rapid Prototyping Group as a 2019 summer research intern. In the Fall, I plan to attend Georgia Tech for a Ph.D. in Robotics. I will join the EPIC Lab to study exoskeleton and prosthesis control strategies. I was awarded the NSF ARMS Fellowship, GEM Fellowship, and Goizueta Fellowship to pursue my graduate studies.
Awarded the NSF ARMS, GEM, and Goizueta Fellowships!