I studied at

2010 - 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Technology and Policy
GPA: 5.0 / 5.0
Thesis: CrowdConcept - assessing the crowd's creative capacity
Relevant Coursework:
  • product development
  • microeconomics
  • medical device design
  • political economy
  • industrial design
  • law and technology
  • furniture design
  • sustainable design
2006 - 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS in Aerospace Engineering
Minor in Energy Studies
GPA: 4.9 / 5.0
Relevant Coursework:
  • space systems design
  • structural mechanics
  • international development
  • feedback control
  • computational methods
  • dynamics

I have worked as a

Summer 2014
Design Intern
IDEO Boston

Collaborated with other designers on client-facing projects spanning the medical, consumer goods, and healthcare industries.

  • generating concepts for a new beer tap handle
  • helping facilitate a design thinking workshop for executives at a major pharmaceutical company
  • live-prototyping retail environment concepts for a major consumer appliance brand
  • sourcing softgoods and retail packaging vendors for an over-the counter pain management device
Summer 2013
Design Engineer

Worked with a small startup team developing a portable gluten sensor to give consumers with gluten allergies greater culinary freedom when they eat out

  • designed, prototyped, and patented a disposable, low-cost test capsule, which runs the chemical assay needed to identify gluten in a food sample
  • programmed the device's micro-controller using state machines in Arduino to implement a multi-step testing protocol used to identify gluten in a food sample
  • presented technical product features to a VC firm during pre-seed funding round
Spring 2013
Freelance CAD Modeler
A Leading Outdoor Gear Company

Translated orthographic design sketches of a complex injection molded part into 3D CAD models needed to make tooling using surfacing techniques in Solidworks

Fall 2012
Teaching Assistant & Team Mentor
2.009 - Product Engineering Processes
  • Teaching Assistant responsibilities: photographed daily activities, designed graphics for course branding, built prototypes for course activities, graded in-class quizzes, produced videos for final presentation
  • Team Mentor responsibilities: met weekly with a student team and provided guidance, suggestions, and an outside perspective as the team brainstormed concepts, built sketch models, and produced an alpha prototype
2011 - 2012
User Experience Lead
GE Global Research

Collaborated with a team at GE Global Research building VehicleForge, a web platform to crowdsource engineering designs for the US military

  • developed a vision for a unified user experience across VehicleForge
  • took designs from early storyboards through functional prototypes
  • presented site and features to US military sponsors

tools I often use

machine shop
ruby, rails, sinatra
python, django
css3, sass, less
javascript, coffeescript
laser cutter
3d printer
cnc router
basic circuitry

awards & accomplishments

Sigma Chi Balfour Finalist

recognizing a senior Sigma Chi brother who most excels in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and fraternity service

United Technologies Prize

awarded for outstanding achievement in the design, construction, execution, and reporting of an undergraduate experimental project investigating the performance of wind turbines

Eagle Scout

highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America; led the design and construction of lockers and benches for the local high school football team

activities & organizations

Sigma Chi Fraternity

serving as the alumni advisor for the MIT chapter, where I oversee the chapter's relations with MIT, alumni, and the international fraternity

Tau Beta Pi

national engineering honor society recognizing integrity and excellence in engineering