Provost Diversity Fellow: Lauren Chiriboga

Lauren Chiriboga

Lauren Chiriboga, PhD candidate

Department and School

Biomedical Engineering, Engineering & Applied Science


Lauren Chiriboga is a PhD student and Presidential Fellow studying the cochlea and the mechanics of hearing in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Currently, she is working on developing a device that simultaneously records the vibrations and the voltage from the same place in the cochlea using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT). By conducting this research, her goal is to help improve the quality of hearing for those with cochlear implants and advance the world's understanding of how hearing works. 

Lauren graduated from New York University in 2021 with a B.S in Physics where she conducted research in analyzing decision making using Information Theory. She also interned at the United States Naval Research Laboratory in 2020. In her free time, Lauren likes to travel and practice her photography, as well as spend time with her family and friends.

Elizabeth Olson, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Auditory Biophysics, in OTO/HNS

Favorite hangout on or off campus
Washington Square Park or Battery Park

Favorite self-care ritual
Chamomile tea and lavender essential oils

Recommended book
The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman

To learn more about Lauren Chiriboga, please connect with her on LinkedIn or email her directly.