Growing up I always wanted to be an astronaut, a professional scientist who works in the most inhospitable of environments. I went through stages, wanting to be a space architect, a space doctor and the like and in the process I did everything in my power to become the “ideal astronaut candidate.” In the process, I have found a love for research and a desire to stand at the forefront of rehabilitation robotics and haptics. Today, I find myself fascinated by the prospect of designing robotics to better suit, complement and aid people in their everyday lives. To that end I strive to become a scientist like the astronauts that inspire me and to contribute to the larger engineering community that has supported me to this point.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors
Minor in East Asian Studies, Subplan Japanese
Graduate PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering