- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver, 2004
- B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Denver, 2001
- Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #36388
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2008
- Berkeley College of Engineering Fellowship, 2005-2006
- University of Denver Alumni Scholar, 1997-2001
- Stanley Cibrowksi Foundation Award for Engineering Excellence, 1997-2001
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
Dr. Easley specializes in solid mechanics, biomechanics, finite element analysis (FEA), and mechanics of materials. She has extensive experience performing numerical analyses for a wide array of applications, including consumer electronics, medical devices, automotive, aerospace, railcar, and industrial equipment.
Dr. Easley regularly applies her expertise to design evaluation and optimization, and root cause failure analysis in litigation and non-litigation contexts.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Easley's doctoral research focused on using microstructural imaging, experimental testing, and computational analysis to understand the relationship between bone structure and bone strength and the effects of disease and treatment on that relationship. Her earlier graduate research and internship experience focused on design and analysis of orthopaedic biomedical devices. She also has experience using shop equipment, and participated in the design and fabrication of a robot for the national F.I.R.S.T. competition.