Alyssa Novelia is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fields-CQAM Laboratory for Inference and Prediction in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, working under N. Sri Namachchivaya. She received her M.S. (in 2015) and Ph.D. (in 2018) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley under the advice of Oliver O'Reilly. Her research interests are dynamical systems, continuum mechanics, mathematical modeling, and geometry.