Carrie Killelea, PhD will join the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory as a research analyst on September 15, 2016. Carrie grew up in Flemington, New Jersey, and got her bachelor’s of science in biomedical engineering at North Carolina State University. She pursued her doctoral degree at Drexel University while working part time as a motion capture engineer at Shriners Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. Her PhD research focused on foot function and structure in young adults with particular emphasis on arch structure. After graduation, her role transitioned to the full time senior motion capture engineer at Shriners Children’s Hospital where she led research projects, facilitated lab accreditation, and drove student internships.
While working at Shriners, Carrie married her husband Charles, and they had their first child, Ashlyn, to add to their furry family of Nova, their labordoodle named after Charles’s alma mater, and Finley, a bichon-shih tzu named after Carrie’s. Since then, they have relocated to North Carolina where they had their son Graeme and have settled into the southern living. Carrie is looking forward to enhancing the already amazing K-Lab.