Hi and welcome to my page :)
I recently graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics (2017). While in undergrad I successfully ran multiple organizations including Tea with Teachers, MIT-ASME, and xFair - MIT's Spring Career Fair. I also participated in multi-year research projects under the guidance of Professor Evelyn Wang, Professor Baratunde Cola, & Professor Pierre Lermusiaux.
I am currently a second year PhD student at the California Institute of Technology in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Division working under the guidance of Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter, in the Pachter Lab. A few of my recent awards include a 2017 Caltech Knapp and 2017 GEM Fellowship. I am interested in applied mathematics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, continuum mechanics, all things computers, and how they are related to biological processes!
In my free time I enjoy planning events such as Techstock 2018, building my own bicycle, fund raising for the Caltech Letters Initiative, and hacking raspberry pi's & arduinos. I am a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam to become a certified Engineer in Training (EIT).
I really enjoy learning about fundamental concepts and then seeing their development through to real world applications. As such my long term research goals are to research and develop technologies that aid in lessening our impact on the environment. My short term research goals are to develop technologies and methods for performing and analyzing single-cell RNA-seq experiments to gain a better understanding of how specific genes are responsible for phenotypes of interest.