Everyone's life is a journey, here is the abridged version of mine.

  • July 2017 - present

    Deloitte Consulting: Data Science

    I'm excited to be pursuing my passion for data and analytics while learning much about the vast world of business. I'm based in the Boston office, which means I get to remain active with the MIT community and continue exploring New England!

  • September 2016 - June 2017

    MIT MEng Computer Science

    During this year, I completing my MEng in Computer Science at MIT. My thesis research was dedicated to understanding the influence of venture capitalists on startups, in the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. I was a teaching assistant for two MIT courses: Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology and User Interface Design & Implementation. I also served as a Graduate Community Fellow for the MIT Language Conversation Exchange and became quite active with the MIT Outing Club.

  • June 2015 - December 2015

    Gap Year Part 3:
    Lead Technical Instructor,
    MIT GSL Mongolia

    To conclude my year of international projects, I traveled to the home of the nomads - Mongolia. There, I led MIT's first initiative in Mongolia to deliver GSL, a summer course designed to teach top university students the technical and entrepreneurship skills they need to launch a successfull mobile app startup business.

  • January - May 2016

    Gap Year Part 2:
    Serious Games in Grenoble, France

    After my experience at Capgemini, I wanted to focus on one important aspect of innovation - ideation. I joined a lab at the Grenoble School of Business that specializes in the development of "serious games" - games with a purpose beyond simply having fun. While there, I developed unique strategies for using games to inspire people to think differently and more innovatively.

  • June 2015 - December 2015

    Gap Year Part 1:
    IT Consultant at Capgemini France

    For several years I fantasized about working abroad. I decided to take a gap year after MIT and made my dream come true - six unforgettable months working as an IT consultant at Capgemini in Paris, France in their lab'innovation.

  • 2014 - 2015

    MIT Senior Year

    Arguably my most enjoyable year at MIT, I throroughly enjoyed all my classes - especially the Assistive Technologies class. I also enjoyed TA'ing for Professor Cuthbert's Music Fundamentals Course. Finally, I fed my hunger for adventure by serving as the Mountain Bike Team Captain.

  • Summer 2014

    Internship at Booz Allen, Washington DC

    In association with the MIT VI-A Internship Program, I worked as an engineering intern at Booz Allen Hamilton. I worked to develop software for Google Glass, a challenging yet rewarding project.

  • 2013 - 2014

    MIT Junior Year

    After such an adventurous summer, I was motivated to seek new activities on campus. I joined the MIT Cycling Team and raced both mountain bike and road seasons, although I had never cycled before. I also volunteered as a science mentor for Girls in Boston. I especially enjoyed my computer science classes, including Artificial Intelligence and User Interface Design. During IAP I was honored to travel to participate in the MIT France Scholars program, a 2-week fully funded immersive cultural experience in Paris.

  • Summer 2013

    Internship in France

    I spent 3 exhilerating months living and working in Paris, France. I interned at ISIR, an Artifical Intelligence and Robotics Lab. I also engaged with the community while improving my French and knowledge of French culture. Every day was an adventure and a learning experience, and I loved every minute.

  • 2012 - 2013

    MIT Sophomore Year

    I discovered the challenge of MIT computer sciences courses, but overcame these by developing new learning strategies. I founded the McCormick Student Art gallery that decorated the halls of my dorm and recognized student's artistic abilities. I also enjoyed playing my clarinet in MITWE, taking French and music courses, and ice skating. During IAP I UROP'd in the Distributed Robotics Lab where I worked developing MATLAB code to run KUKA Youbots and Roomba Robots.

  • Summer 2012

    Google Summer of Code, Music21 Trip to Germany, GNOME Conference in Spain

    I returned home for the summer to work through Google Summer of Code on GCompris, an open-source software suite of children's computer games. I also travelled to Germany for two weeks with Professor Cuthbert and the music21 project thanks to a MISTI Seed Fund Grant. Finally, I spent a week in Spain presenting at and learning from the GNOME GUADEC Conference.

  • 2011 - 2012

    MIT Freshman Year

    MIT proved to be a wonderfully stimulating and exciting academic and social environment. I found a home in the Annex of McCormick Hall, and enjoyed my introductory courses. I also joined MITWE, the MIT Wind Ensemble. Less than a month into Freshman year, I began UROPing with Professor Cuthbert on the music21 project, which I continued year long. This project proved to be an incredibly influential technical learning experiences, thanks especially to my mentor Professor Cuthbert.

  • Summer 2011

    Google Computer Science Summer Institute

    In association with the Google Anita Borg Scholarship I won, I was invited to participate in Google's 3-week computer science summer program in Mountain View, CA. Yes, Google HQ is an amazing place and Googlers are pretty awesome.

  • Summer 2010

    Internship at NASA

    I interned for 8 weeks at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the direction of Herb Schilling, I developed an education outreach miniature Mars rover which is still in use. Herb continues to be a close mentor for me, and this internship remains one of the most defining academic experiences of my life.

  • April 2010

    Awarded FIRST Robotics Dean's List

    I was awarded the 2010 FIRST Robotics International Dean's List Award for having demonstrated extraordinary devotion to advancing science, technology, engineering, and math throughout my community. I received over $3,000 worth of technology prizes and a trip to FIRST headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire to meet Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST.

  • Summer 2009

    Founded RoboCamps

    I founded a series of summer robotics camps for children. The camps have been run for 6 consecutive years, attended by an estimated 1,000 students to date. Camps have earned the NHS FIRST Robotics team ~$30,000.

  • September 2009 - 2011

    Founded Middle School Lego Robotics Program

    I founded a middle school robotics program which organized students into teams and prepared students for competitions. I also led a rookie robotics competition annually. During the 4 years I ran the program, an estimated 200 student participantated. I also supervised ~50 mentors and coaches for teams. I earned my Girl Scout Gold Award for this project in 2009.

  • September 2007

    Northville High School, MI

    I developed a fantastic academic foundation at NHS, thanks to the dedicated teachers and administration. I played clarinet in the NHS band and U of M Youth Ensembles. I spent many hours with my FIRST Robotics team, programming the robot's autonomous mode in Labview and leading team outreach efforts.

  • 1993 - 2007

    A childhood of learning

    I was born in California, and moved to Michigan when I was 10. I spent hours playing with my 2 younger sisters and older brother. I developed a love of learning, cultivated by educational vacations and family "field-trips". I joined several sports teams, a lego robotics team, and a girl scout troop.

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us."

Henry David Thoreau