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M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering Expected June 2012 / GPA 4.0 B.S. Engineering (Product Design) Class of 2011 / GPA 3.6
PATENT APPLICATION U.S. Patent Application #12/802,063 May 27, 2010 “Modular device and method for moving fluids to and from a sample delivery element.”
RELEVANT SKILLS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Needfinding & problem definition Low-res prototyping & sketching Usability testing and analysis Brand definition & market analysis Financial modeling Presentation and video creation BUILDING AND MODELING Rough and fine carpentry CNC/manual mill and lathe Laser and vinyl cutter TIG/Oxy welding and brazing Architectural modeling ENGINEERING ANALYSIS Statics and dynamics Mechanical design Strength of materials SOFTWARE PACKAGES AutoCAD & SolidWorks Adobe Creative Suite 5 Java & basic Arduino Max/MSP & Jitter LANGUAGES Conversational Spanish Basic Mandarin INTERESTS Ogling at cars and bikes Going places
Brands, Experience & Social Technology / Stanford GSB and d.school March 2011 – Present Created “Academic Insights” packet summarizing relevant journal articles. Producing branding bootcamp booklet. Responsible for grading.
Professor Jennifer Aaker / Stanford GSB September 2010 – Present Producing a “Designing Happiness Toolkit” distilling research in social psychology into a more digestible visual format.
Antihero Labs / Stanford University Microscale Engineering Laboratory April 2010 – Present Developing and commercializing patent-pending microscope slide-staining robot. Responsible for design and manufacture of mechanisms including CAD modeling and CNC machining of parts. Manage branding of product.
The Art of Product Branding / Stanford Arts Intensive Program May 2010 – September 2010 Helped develop and manage 2-week intensive in graphic design in collaboration with 1185 Design in Palo Alto. Guided class through process of naming, logo creation, campaign development, and website design.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTERN
Findwhere, Inc. / Sterling, VA June 2008 – August 2008 Developed communications protocol for new GPS tracking devices with CEO and Business Development manager. Performed market analysis for Marketing Director and drafted stock options grants with CFO.
RECENT PROJECTS COOKING CIRCLES
Visual recipe mats Spring 2011 Designed and produced small production run of visual recipe mats that makes cooking things from scratch accessible to novice chefs and children.
Interactive light sculpture 2010-2011 Built a matrix of hanging LEDs that light up when touched. Interactivity achieved with simple parallel circuit and reed switches. Project profiled by MAKE Blog and hosted by the Exploratorium at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.
IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT...
Educational exhibit Fall 2009 Designed exhibit exploring color mixing and the optical properties of acrylic. Displayed in special exhibit at the Exploratorium, December 2009.