- Graduate Student Researcher at McCulloch Lab
- Clinical Engineering Student Assistant at Wexner Medical Center
University of California, San Diego, Master of Science (M.S.), Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
August 2018 – Present(1 year 2 months)San Diego, California
• Develop and execute test protocols for software requirements that cover UI, functionality of TCP/IP and serial communications, and functionality of robotic diagnostics instruments and lab automation systems. • Work with software developers, systems engineers, and R&D engineers to refine requirements for web applications and physical instruments. • Follow good documentation practices and utilize multiple quality systems such as JIRA, HP Quality Center and Oracle. • Review other V&V Engineers protocols and executions to ensure they are grammatically correct, accurately verifying the requirements, and are concise and precise in their wording.
March 2017 – July 2018(1 year 4 months)San Diego, California
• Work independently to develop patient-specific finite elements models with complex, realistic geometry and constitutive equations to predict outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy. • Develop and modify python and MATLAB scripts to run finite element electromechanical simulations. I created a MATLAB algorithm that is 100 times more precise and 20 times faster than previous script. • Develop project management skills by working on multiple problems of diverse scope simultaneously, such as: 3D geometrical modeling, data analysis, scripting with software (MATLAB and python), performing statistical tests, and running as many as 10 biomechanical simulations simultaneously. • Analyze data and abstract clinically meaningful informatiom using Excel, Matlab, and python and critical thinking skills. • Maintain excellent communication with and present findings to technical teams using graphs and diagrams.
March 2016 – July 2016(4 months)Columbus, OH
• Perform Preventative Maintenance on medical devices. Our team of around 10 people performed preventative maintenance on over 4000 infusion pumps one month! • Troubleshoot each medical device using systematic problem-solving methods to find the fault in electromechanical systems. I once was able to solve a telemetry problem that was preventing MRIs from being taken, which was costing the hospital thousands of dollars. • Perform hands-on repairs of medical devices using a variety of tools and methods.
August 2015 – June 2016(10 months)Ohio State Department of Microbial Infection
• Write and orally defend Undergraduate Thesis to earn research distinction. • Develop Test Methods to determine mechanical properties of novel surgical mesh. • Perform mechanical testing experiments independently using tensile an MTS testing frame. • Analyze data, generate reports to document test results and report results to technical team.
• Design mitts for use in a clinical setting to add critical safety aspects and increase compliance for patients with stroke. • Ensure success of product design with objectives, functions, and constraints best suited for therapy and abiding by ISO standards. • Make innovative technologies by incorporating feedback from clinicians with my cross-functional team. • Practice the Product Development process and think about things that are important for a product design, such as: potential manufacturing methods, cost, material selection, and keeping the end-user in mind throughout the product development process
• Develop superb time management skills as I work 20-30 hours a week and maintain academic excellence • Ensure guests have an amazing experience in store via weekly “Vibe Score” surveys • Simultaneously balance and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment • Drive sales by keeping sales floor up to brand standard and providing excellent customer service
January 2014 – June 2014(5 months)Ottesen Lab
Researching post-translational modifications in histone proteins using expressed protein ligation. Expressing and purifying proteins. Making buffer solutions and gels for electrophoresis.
• Design microfluidics device for testing of yeast adhesion on different topographies in SolidWorks. • Optimize design for shear stress at the bottom of the channel using fluid flow simulations in SolidWorks.
Master of Science (M.S.), Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
2016 – 2018
Thesis: Evaluating Patient-Specific Computational Models of Dyssynchronous Heart Failure
Bachelor of Science (BS), Biomedical/Medical Engineering
2012 – 2016
Focus in Biomaterials and Biomechanics Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Research Distinction
Activities and Societies
Biomedical engineering society.
Bristol High School
2010 – 2012
Activities and Societies
Beta Club, National Honor Society, Soccer, Basketball, Track
Skills & Expertise
- Software Verification
- Data Analysis
- Anomaly Detection
- Mechanical Testing
- Critical Thinking
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Office
- 3D Modeling
- Technical Writing
- Finite Element Analysis
- Manual Software Testing
- Social Media
- Microsoft Word
- Protocol Writing
- Creative Problem Solving