Hi there! I'm an aerospace engineer, chemist, and geoscientist striving to both protect our world and advance technologies to explore new ones.
My work in industry (Chevron, SpaceX) and academic research at Northwestern (flowable batteries) catalyzed my passion for advancing sustainable, reliable fuel and energy systems at the micro- and macro-scale. I have specific interests in propulsion (chemical, electric, air-breathing) and energy conversion processes like combustion. As a Stanford PhD candidate, I employ the intersection of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and kinetics to probe underlying phenomena in these areas.
I also strongly believe journeying across the cosmos does not have to be a flight from our planet's environmental challenges but can be a powerful way to understand others such that we can more effectively combat climate change at home. Climate change, and its disproportionate impacts on marginalized communities, are the most pressing global challenges we face; my mission to address them is reflected at the core of my research, institutional work (ex. Midwest Climate Summit student rep), and organizing (ex. chair of Northwestern's largest sustainability student group).
Further, I strive to see the field of space exploration expanded, pushing the boundaries of where we can travel—minimizing the environmental footprint in doing so—and increasing equitability around who has access to space and to work on space technologies.
Lastly, in acknowledging a number of opportunities and mentorship I was afforded that allowed me for to grow into who I am today, I am committed to outreach and advocacy so that others, particularly those from underserved communities, may get the same experiences I did.
I welcome connection requests and messages and am always seeking collaborations with other scientists/groups. I am also happy to answer any questions about graduate school, fellowships, aerospace/chemical engineering/geoscience, and SpaceX, or put you in touch with my network, if that is helpful.
Honors & Awards
SGF Fellowship, Stanford (March 2021)
EDGE Fellowship, Stanford (March 2021)
NSF GRFP Fellowship, National Science Foundation (April 2021)
Education & Certifications
B.S, Northwestern University, Chemical & Biological Engineering (2021)
B.S., Northwestern University, Earth & Planetary Science (2021)
Certificate, Northwestern University, Design (2021)
Certificate, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Business Administration (Marketing, Finance, Organizational Behavior) (2018)