Kate Christoferson

Kate Christoferson
Kate Christoferson

Kate Christoferson is an undergraduate bioengineering student at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of engineering and Applied Science. Kate previously worked at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Portland, Oregon. While at Shriners Hospital she worked in the motion analysis lab.  She assisted doctors and researchers on the evaluation of muscle function and gait analyses of patients. Kate has the distinct privilege of continuing her work in this field at the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy with Dr. Eileen Fowler, the director of the Kameron Gait and Motion analysis Laboratory. Kate is currently assisting Dr. Fowler in a study for a co-pilot gaming project. This project’s goal is to help children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities partake in playing video games while simultaneously develop and improve motor skills through the use of assisted controls.  Kate’s work at Shriners Hospital and the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy have played an integral part in her pursuing a career in bettering the lives of children with disabilities post graduation.