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

Product Engineering Processes  |  Teaching Assistant

Fall 2015, 2016, & 2017|  Cambridge, MA

  • Offered 450 students a unique, hands-on educational experience in developing new consumer products for MIT Mechanical Engineering's senior design course
  • 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 
  • Developed and sustained an environment committed to student learning and excitement about engineering

 

Apple, Inc.  |  iPad PRoduct Design Intern

January 2017 to August 2017  |  Cupertino, CA

  • Designed key module components for functionality, manufacturability, and assembly, working with fellow engineers to ensure system compatability
  • Designed flexible and rigid PCBs for product development, collaborating with electrical engineers, layout specialists, and vendors
  • Developed test methods, designed test fixtures, and wrote MATLAB scripts to process images and analyze data to evaluate risks in future products

 

MMID Integrated Product Design  |  Functionality Design Intern

Summer 2016  |  Delft, The Netherlands

  • Worked as main engineer and designer on a trimming and handling product experienced scuba divers who dive with physically disabled individuals to make their dives safer
  • Developed ways to improve the current structure of a client's large injection molded part with minimal additional parts, using FEA
  • Worked closely with clients to ensure that our engineering solutions met their outlined user needs and the clients’ expectations

 

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 off-grid Indian villages
  • Prototyped a bench-level electrodialysis unit and tested its energy consumption and ion removal rates
  • 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

Skills & Activities

  • Shop-trained to use a CNC mill, lathe, and many 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