About Me

Academics

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) , Manufacturing and Design Engineering (MaDE)
GPA: 3.20
at Northwestern UniversityMcCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Evanston, IL
expected June 2020
Coursework
Design: Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Injection Molding
Mechnical Engineering  NX (Unigraphics), Solidworks, Mechanics of Materials, GD&T, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Stress Analysis (ANSYS)
Architecture & Design Engineering: AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Basic Surveying
MatSci: Materials Selection, CESEduPack
Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Adobe Creative Cloud
General: Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, MATLAB, Physics E&M Relativity and Waves
 

Involvement & Experience

On Campus

 

Northwestern Admissions, Tour Guide  |  2018 — Present
NSFP & McCormick, Peer Adviser|  2017 — Present
Northwestern IFC, VP Member Development |  2019 — 2020
Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha-Iota, Ritualist  |  2019 — 2020
Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha-Iota, President  |  2018 — 2019
Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha-Iota, Secretary |  2017 — 2018
NUStars Mechanical Team | 2017 — 2018
NU Rowing Team  |  2016 – 2017
Off Campus

 

Bossa Nova Robotics | Summer 2019

  • Hardware and electronics design of scale for use in validation of robot’s weight, vertical center of gravity, and horizontal center of gravity for manufacturing quality checks
  • Designed and fabricated fixtures for to increase accuracy and precision of foam sealer placement in assembly of next-generation robots

Website Development | 2015 — Present

  • Created websites for educational foundations, speakers, and local newspapers
  • Learned to talk to clients about their vision and needs, converting that into an aesthetic and functional website.
  • Integrated custom CSS and online applications into websites

Paxion Capital | Summer 2017

  • Gained insight into the intersection between business and technology looking at seed and middle market investments in tech as well as in real estate and retail
  • Worked on diligence and developed financial models to guide acquisition and investment decisions

Stanford University, Dept. of Genetics | 2015 — 2016

  • Conducted independent research investigating effects of divergent microclimates on regulation of gene expression RNA editing in Drosophila
  • Developed experimental procedure utilizing CRISPR and Cas9 protocols to edit genes and create mutant flies that expressed various phenotypes
  • Paper accepted into Nature Communications: Regulation of gene expression and RNA editing in Drosophila adapting to divergent microclimates

NASA Ames, Human Factors Division | 2014 — 2015

  • Researched the human autonomic system through the development of AFTE, a physiological operant conditioning program, to improve astronaut performance on descent of the Orion Spacecraft
  • Created controlled testing environment for rotary chair test, entrance and exit surveys for study participants.
  • Worked on data analysis using DADiSP and Excel

XSens Technologies BV | Summer 2014

  • Worked as a Junior Production Engineer
  • Responsible for production of precise 3D Motion Tracking Devices, including the final assembly and configuration, calibration and testing of systems

Projects

Off Campus
 
WRV Website  |  2018 — 2019
Marc Prensky Website  |  2016 — Present
Lambda Chi Website  |  2016 — Present
The Campanile Website  |  2015 — 2016
 
Walnut + Plaster
Fountain Flex

Hobbies

My Shrimp!

I have always found comfort in aquariums. There is something magical about being responsible for a miniature ecosystem — a world that cannot survive without my intervention. I see the delicacy and beauty of nature reflected in my tank. My aquarium captures memories of trips to the tide pools that dot the California coast, where I tried to trap native shrimp with my hands, moving slowly but deliberately through freezing water and hairgrass before surrounding them and admiring their coloration.

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