I am a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (with a Biotechnology Concentration). I also intend to minor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Chemistry. I am involved in the Reimer research group, conducting research in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (SSNMR), specifically of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). I also use computer modeling (DFT methods) to elucidate fundamental characteristics of metal organic frameworks. In the summer of 2016, I worked at Genentech, in Late Stage Pharmaceutical Development, using my NMR knowledge to elucidate how arginine is essential in drug formulations. I was also previously involved in computational work in the O'Connell laboratory, writing MATLAB code used for analysis of biochemical data, while also designing baskets for growth of tissue-engineered cell constructs. I am a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and am both a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar and Leadership Award Scholar. My interests include but are not limited to nanotechnology, nuclear magnetic resonance, biotechnology, energy, computer software, and soft tissue biomechanics.
Outside of school, I am the President (and former Treasurer, Webmaster, and Safety Officer) of the Cal Figure Skating Team. I was previously the co-coordinator of the Regents' Overnight Host Program (ROHP), a subdivision of the Regents' and Chancellor's Scholars' Association (RCSA), that organizes five overnight host programs for approximately 370 prospective freshmen. I have been on the committee for this organization during my entire college career. I also enjoy tutoring, and have taught an Introductory Chemistry lab section in Fall 2015. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, saxophone, going to the gym, running half-marathons, and hanging out with friends.
Between my senior year of High School and freshman year of college, I worked in the Lin lab through the Stanford Institutes of Medical Research (SIMR) Program. I was mentored by Dr. Hyokeun Park.
I joined the Reimer group during the second semester of my sophomore year, being advised by Ph.D. Candidate Velencia Witherspoon and Dr. Alex Forse.
During the second semester of my freshman year, I joined the O'Connell lab, working independently. I was Professor O'Connell's third student.
I have showcased some of my recent projects, including the website that I designed and built for the Cal Figure Skating Team, as well as the website that I designed and built for ROHP. I am also proficient in MATLAB and Python, and have completed numerous projects in class, but cannot post or send code due to University policy.