Anna Knight is a graduate student at Duke in the Pratt School of Engineering, pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with the Nightingale Lab in the Duke Ultrasound group. Her research focuses on the development of novel, acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI)-based elasticity imaging methods to generate pictures of the mechanical properties of tissue.
Ms. Knight graduated from Duke in May 2015, receiving a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering with departmental distinction, and minoring in Chemistry and Mandarin. Originally from Arlington, Virginia, she is a fourth generation Duke student. Ms. Knight was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 2011.
At Duke, she served as the Engineering Student Government president in 2014, and is a member of the Engineering Alumni Council. Ms. Knight served as president of the Biomedical Engineering Society and worked as a Pratt Fellows Undergraduate researcher in the Duke Injury Biomechanics Lab. In the summer of 2012, she received a Department of Education fellowship to study Mandarin in Beijing with Duke Study in China. On campus, she was active with both the Irish and Indian (Raas) dance teams, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Ms. Knight was elected young trustee by the undergraduate student body in 2015, and served as an observer to the Board and Undergraduate Education Committee and Committee on Honorary Degrees in 2015-2016. A voting member in 2016 through 2018, Ms. Knight is currently a member of the Duke Health Academic Affairs Committee and Academic Affairs Committee.