Advisor: Dr. Masoud Rais-Rohani
B.S. Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics, University of Maine – 2017
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine – Present
Bio and Research Interests
I grew up in Scarborough, Maine. I’ve always enjoyed playing and watching sports, and I’m grateful I was able to play pond hockey during Maine’s cold winters. I’ve also always been interested in art. I was voted most creative in high school. Academically, I showed an interest in mathematics courses starting at a very young age. In high school, I was most intrigued by my physics and calculus classes. This influenced me to choose mechanical engineering as a major. Since I’ve always loved Maine, I decided to study at the University of Maine at Orono.
After my junior year at UMaine, I had the opportunity to take a summer internship at SIEMENS, working as a field technician. My responsibilities included preprogramming technical equipment controllers (TECs) for HVAC systems using various computer programs. The internship gave me experience in the field, as I traveled to many job sites to do point-to-point checkouts of TECs, wire TECs, and assist with panel installation and start-up.
I enjoyed my four years here at the University of Maine as an undergraduate student, and was interested in courses such as Strength of Materials, Composite Materials, and Finite Element Method. I always considered pursing a Master’s degree, but remained undecided for the majority of my undergraduate career. When I received an opportunity during my last semester to work as a graduate research assistant at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at UMaine, it was an easy choice to continue my education here. My research at the center involves design and analysis of rapidly deployable structures, with a focus on origami-inspired design.
Memberships, Honors, Awards
- Member of Pi Tau Sigma, National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
- Francis Crowe Society
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Maine – 2017
- Selected as an Outstanding Senior in Mechanical Engineering, class of 2017