Integrative and Comprehensive.
My skills cover a wide variety of fields, including: graphic design, robotics, engineering, and entrepreneurship. This combination allows me excel in these individual fields, while also understanding the full product deployment sequence from conception to market.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Advanced, 4 years
Robotics & Electronics
Expert, 11 years
Start-Ups & Non-profits
Advanced, 5 years
Advanced, 4 years
- HTML5 + CSS + JS
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- Autodesk Inventor
- Altium Designer
- Eagle CAD
- Power Electronics
Graphic Design & Video Editing
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Lightroom
Having lived in 4 countries around the world and moving over 7 times in my life, I consider myself a global citizen.
Childhood curiosity fosters true professional success.
I have worn many hats over the course of my career, from a researcher involved in cutting-edge innovation, to a public speaker who has engaged with high-profile individuals.
Autonomous Driving Intern
Worked with a recently-founded division of Daimler Trucks North America, the Autonomous Technologies Group, for development of self-driving semi trucks. Assisted with development of a Drive-By-Wire interface to control a truck with a joystick while adhering to ISO 26262 ASIL-D safety standards. Additionally, I developed a test bench simulator for testing the interface while reducing the need for on-road tests.
A research project funded by the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund looking into the use of drones in agriculture. Explored the use of a heavy-lifting drone system for spreading cover crop seeds over farmland, significantly reducing costs over the conventional method of manned helicopters.
Vivint Smart Home
Developed a data acquisition tool from scratch to measure security system electrical characteristics, and worked with senior leadership to develop a new business model informed by this project.
Drones For Humanity
Drones for Humanity, a research initiative turned non-profit, explores the use of drones in humanitarian aid delivery following natural disasters. Having conceived the idea in 2013, I built the initial 4 prototypes, which have been presented at three Maker Faire exhibits. After developing an implementation plan as part of MIT's 15.390 New Enterprises course, we later received over $65k in grant funding to run a research test in Indonesia over the summer of 2017. Being humanitarian-focused yet technologically-intensive, we are expanding the realm of technical non-profits.
AFRL Commander's Challenge
Research project aimed at developing an aerial delivery system that is capable of precision payload delivery in extreme environmental conditions.
IT Support Specialist
Provided general computing support to the MIT community.
World Bank UHC 2030 Conference
Presented Drones For Humanity project to various Heads of State and dignitaries from African nations, as well as the President of the World Bank.
MIT Alumni Leadership Conference
Spoke about our Drones For Humanity deployment over the summer of 2017 to MIT alumni going back as far as the class of 1951.
Seoul, South Korea
Presented drone delivery logistics concepts to government officials and professionals in the logistics industry.
Maker Faire New York 2015, Bay Area 2016
New York City
Presented my heavy-lifting drone prototypes, as well as demonstrated a drone that I controlled with my mind through an EEG headset.
EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Presentation of the early Drones For Humanity prototypes, as well as a flight demonstration at the Airshow.
My portfolio features a variety of projects and initiatives.
Many of my side projects are just for fun, albeit a little extra sometimes. Admittedly, I sometimes aim for the “wow factor” through my larger projects, though they can occasionally be overwhelming to complete. Either way, I enjoy making stuff, especially when there is an innovative component to it. Here are a few things I’ve worked on over the past few years:
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