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I am a senior at Duke University, studying Electrical & Computer Engineering and Innovation/Entrepreneurship. My interests lie at the intersection of hardware product design, human-computer interaction, and engineering. I'm passionate about building technology to unlock human potential and creativity, whether in consumer products, medical devices, automotive, or other fields. I have experience in 3D CAD modeling, electronics, software development, prototyping, data analysis, and designing user studies.

Outside of engineering, I love to travel and photograph landscapes and wildlife.

Currently

Student Researcher in the I^3T Lab at Duke. I'm working on developing more user-aware AR through eye-tracking and mental state prediction.

Research Assistant in the Ni Lab at Duke. I'm working on designing a wireless charging circuit and integration with a wearable biomedical sensor.

Previously

Software Engineering Intern (2021) at General Motors. I worked on a voice assistance app for GM's in-vehicle infotainment system.

Electrical Hardware Engineering Intern (2020) at General Motors. I worked on interior vehicle lighting features and an ECU module for commercial vehicles.

Bass Connections Research Fellow (2019 - 2021) in the Dig@Lab at Duke. I developed a 3D visualization and analysis tool for archaeology excavation data.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (2019 - 2020) for ECE 250 (Computer Architecture) and EGR 101 (Engineering Design and Communication) at Duke.

Summer Research Intern (2016) in the Ecophysiology Lab at Radford University. I designed and prototyped IoT birdfeeders for automated data collection.

Media

5/28/21: Duke I&E, Clinton Foundation; My team was selected as a finalist in the CGI U / Verizon Social Innovation Challenge!

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Updated 9/2021