Me working on a Bridgeport mill.

I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, and went to high school at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD. I graduated in 2003, and continued my studies as an undergraduate student at Stanford University. After changing my prospective major three times, I settled on studying Mechanical Engineering.

In the spring of my junior year, I joined the Stanford Microsystems Group under Dr. Beth Pruitt. I worked on measuring and characterizing piezoresistor noise and sensitivity with respect to piezoresistive cantilever fabrication parameters.

I received my BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in June 2007, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. In Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also a research assistant investigating BioMEMS with the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory (MSAL) under the direction of Dr. Reza Ghodssi.

My extracurricular interests include baking, knitting, refinishing furniture, gardening, and playing the piano.

Giving a keynote presentation for the Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship (SURF) Program 2005 at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Answering community members' questions about MEMS research at Maryland Day 2013.
Clearing a trail as part of our MSAL group retreat volunteering with Montgomery County Park Services.
Sampling of my extracurricular interests: repainted vintage bentwood chairs, custom cafe curtains, and hand-sanded and stained wood table and bench.



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