Education

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering  |  January 2018
MIT School of Engineering Fellow  |  GPA 5.0/5.0

 

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering  |  June 2015
GPA 4.8/5.0


Experience

Apple, Inc.  |  iPad PRoduct Design Intern

January 2017 to present  |  Cupertino, CA

  • Surprising and delighting our users!

 

MMID Integrated Product Design  |  Functionality Design Intern

Summer 2016  |  Delft, The Netherlands

  • Worked as main engineer and designer on a trimming and handling product used by Red Lobster Divers, a group of experienced divers who scuba dive with the physically disabled
  • Worked closely with clients to ensure that our engineering solutions met their outlined user needs and the clients’ expectations
  • Conducted FEA tests to improve the structure of a client’s large injection molded part and developed ways to improve the current mold with minimal additional parts

 

Product Engineering Processes  |  Teaching Assistant

Fall 2015 & 2016  |  Cambridge, MA

  • Offered over 300 students a unique, hands-on educational experience in designing new consumer products for MIT mechanical engineering's senior capstone class
  • Learned the importance of going to great lengths to develop and sustain a brand committed to student learning
  • Documented the students' progress throughout the class with photo and video; storyboarded and animated a video to tell the story of their semester's adventure 

 

MIT Women Technology Program in Mechanical Engineering  |  Tutor

Summer 2015  |  Cambridge, MA

  • Collaborated with ten other staff members to hold a month-long residential summer program to introduce high school girls to mechanical engineering topics
  • Restructured and led hands-on, engaging activities focused on brainstorming and creativity
  • Tutored the students after classes to answer homework questions and improve students’ math and engineering skills

 

MIT Global Engineering and Research Lab  |  Undergraduate Researcher

Summer 2013 to Spring 2015  |  Cambridge, MA

  • Worked with a graduate student towards developing a cost-effective, solar-powered water desalination system for Indian villages
  • Designed and built a bench-level setup for an electrodialysis unit and tested the energy consumption and ion removal rates of six electrolytes with this system
  • On a team of four, built and tested a full-scale system at USAID’s Desal Prize in April 2015 and placed first among 68 universities and private companies
  • Conducted user research interviews in multiple regions of India to understand consumers’ interactions with current water purification systems
  • Received BP Women in Research Innovation Award for work on this project in 2014

 

Goddard Technologies, Inc.  |  Mechanical Engineering Intern

Summer 2014  |  Beverly, MA

  • Developed, enhanced, and tested concepts for consumer products in the kitchen and travel markets
  • Collaborated with engineers and designers to ideate novel products the company could manufacture and conducted market research to determine idea potential

Skill & Activities

  • Shop-trained to use a CNC mill, lathe, injection molding machine, thermoforming machine, laser cutter, 3D printer, and other fabrication tools
  • Proficient in NX, SolidWorks, MATLAB, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects), JMP, and Microsoft Office
  • Member of MIT Varsity Swim Team, four years
  • Media and Marketing chair of MIT Society of Women Engineers, 2015