Education & Involvement

I am a fifth-year student studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I have worked in product and design positions, most recently at Apple and prosthetic startup, PSYONIC. I have also worked in research positions at Fermilab and as an NSF REU recipient with the Applied Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab at UIUC. On campus, I am heavily involved in student organizations and teaching. I am extremely creative and passionate about what I do. I am a quick learner and very interested in upcoming technologies in various forms of engineering design.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Jan 2018-Present

Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics Lab

National Science Foundation Research Expereince for Undergraduates,
Illinois Scholars in Undergraduate Research

The Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics Lab (Wagoner Johnson Lab) tackles problems impacting human life and ecology, including application in bone replacement, preterm birth, and coral reef restoration. Since my first year as an undergraduate student, I have been working on the bone scaffold project. This project aims to provide artificial bone replacement material (scaffolds) for implementation in place of standard bone grafting procedures. I am currently assisting in the investigation and manufacturing of a biocompatible ink used in 3D printing of bone structures. I apply techniques such as scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction to analyze and tune the base of the ink to desired characteristics. This ink is used paired with a custom 3D printer (extrusion based, direct write system) to create rectilinear and curvilinear scaffold structures.

Wagoner Johnson Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Characterization of Ink for 3D Printing of Bone Scaffolds

Aug 2019-Dec 2021

Grainger College of Engineering

Lead & MechSE Engineering Learning Assistant

At UIUC, all incoming students to the Grainger College of Engineering are welcomed to their respective departments through ENG 100, their engineering orientation course. During the Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 semesters, I taught a section of this course as an Engineering Learning Assistant (ELA) for the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. During the Fall 2020 semester, I led our team of eight department ELAs to success despite the challenges presented while returning to university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grainger Engineering First Year-Experience (GFX)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Grainger College of Engineering

Jan-Aug 2019 & Jan-Aug 2021


Home Product Design & Audio Product Design Intern

I was an intern on Audio Product Design and Home Product Design during two internships at Apple. These teams works to create innovative products such as AirPods Pro and HomePod Mini . During my two eight-month internships on the teams, I assisted in the design, testing, and development of exciting upcoming products. I worked in a fast-paced environment and collaborated with several high-impact teams at Apple including reliability, manufacturing, tooling, and materials. I loved every second of the time I was with Apple and will never look at an Apple product the same way!

Aug-Dec 2018


Mechanical Design Intern

PSYONIC redefines what it means to be human for individuals with limb differences with their Ability Hand™. With cutting edge technologies, the Ability Hand™ is an affordable and accessible prosthesis with bionic abilities, including multitouch sensory feedback. The Ability Hand is currently the only multigrip bionic available. As an intern at PSYONIC’s main location at UIUC’s start-up hub, Research Park , I assisted in the design and manufacturing of various 3D printed, carbon fiber, and silicon-molded components. This work contributed to more robust and aesthetic features on the palm and fingers of the hand.

Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jun-Aug 2017


QuarkNet Intern

The South Pole Telescope operates at the NSF South Pole research station, conducting wave surveys of faint, low contrast emissions to map anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. This project is a collaboration between many institutions, including the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Working between Fermilab and the University of Chicago, I assisted in the development of testing equipment for the South Pole Telescope (SPT-3G) project to improve tuning on cosmic microwave background detectors.

The South Pole Telescope
Fermilab & The University of Chicago

The South Pole Telescope: Calibrations for the Cosmic Microwave Background

Academic & Professional


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