My propensity to "embrace the improbable" goes far beyond my myriad recessive traits. Namely, it enables me to feel energized by a good challenge, regardless of the odds. Whether I am balancing a crazy schedule, thinking through a new project, or playing a tough opponent in Bananagrams, the following has always been true for me: the more improbable my success appears, the more determined I am to achieve it.
I started my undergrad at Dartmouth with 3 things: a knack for breaking technology, a lack of any programming knowledge, and a plan to major in Math and Biology. However, after taking my first computer animation class (and realizing that I am afraid of blood, needles, and dissection) those plans quickly changed. Instead, I completed a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in the Digital Arts.
Currently, I am a second year PhD student at MIT, in the Computational Fabrication Group led by Prof. Wojciech Matusik. My work explores the intersection between science, technology and the arts-- while I'm intrigued by each of these fields individually, I believe that they are most powerful when they are used together. My recent projects span several disciplines, including computer graphics, HCI, and 3D fabrication.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy being outside, playing tennis, reading, and knitting. I also enjoy watching animated movies, fawning over puppies, and indulging in exceedingly corny/nerdy puns (see below).
Check out some of my latest endeavors, including a some custom Dartmouth swag, a polyphonic keyboard, and a bedroom environment I modeled! If you'd like to learn more about any of my projects, feel free to check them out on the Selected Works page!
Curriculum Vitae | Transcripts (on request)