Hi! I'm a grad student at MIT studying mechanical engineering.

I love precision machine design, human centered design and solving tough problems. You're most likely to find me in the machine shop, rocking out doing CAD and analysis, or on a mountain. 

Check out my RESUME and some of my projects below!

Transforming Table

Transforming Table

A table that spins up from a coffee table to dining table height using sliding bearings. Used error budget and stiffness calculations to inform design.

The Bevel's Advocate Diwheel

The Bevel's Advocate Diwheel

Ghanian HCD Curriculum

Ghanian HCD Curriculum

An Adjustable Sling Medical Device

An Adjustable Sling Medical Device

A Playful Robot

A Playful Robot

Amulet Mobile Health Device

Amulet Mobile Health Device

I work at the nexus of

mechanically-minded design & impact driven problem solving

Featured Engineering Projects |

Bevel's Advocate: A Diwheel
A custom designed and built pedal powered vehicle. Winner of the ENGS 146 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design Class competition.
An Adjustable Sling
Adjustable medical device addressing post-prostatectomy incontinence. Patent filed June 2015.
Playful Robot
A robot built using limited materials with the agility and speed to navigate a challenge course.
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Yo Yo Injection Molding
A design and manufacture project to make my own yo yo.
Amulet | Wearable Mobile Health
First prototypes of secure, wearable mobile health device targeted at diabetes patients.
An Energetic Gift
A uniquely manufactured stand with wood, plastic and metal to hold a pre-fabricated precision stirling engine.
FPGA Design: Remote Controlled Car
Designed from the bottom up an FPGA modulated wireless interface between a remote controller and a vehicle.
Rainwater Harvesting for Haiti
Low-cost rainwater harvesting and filtering solution for rural Haiti
The Hipster: Reducing Athlete Injury
Strengthening device for collegiate athletes to correct knee and hip muscular imbalance.
Stirling Engine
Engine built using diversity of mill and lathe operations to demonstrate thermodynamic properties.
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