Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2021

Virginia Tech

I’m a hokie. I’m a direct Ph.D. student within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, expecting to graduate in 2021. Within my department, I belong to the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences which includes Wake Forest University. The unique joint program has allowed me to complete clinical rotations and receive mentorship from faculty at both the Virginia Tech and Wake Forest campuses. I work in Dr. Gabler’s lab within the Center of Injury Biomechanics and have researched driver behavior and crash safety . My dissertation will focus on the development of a tool to monitor an astronaut’s cognitive state in real-time, supported through my NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. I have completed the coursework for my degree.

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2016

University of Virginia

I’m a hoo. I graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2016. I also earned an Engineering Business Minor, “a six-course program that introduces engineering students to the language and concepts of business”. My completed coursework details my engineering education, which was complimented by liberal arts classes in business, ethics, and law. I earned course credit working as a research assistant in Dr. Price’s lab, studying focused ultrasound drug delivery, and worked as a teaching assistant for an introductory MATLAB course, holding office hours and grading assignments. My capstone senior design project focused on creating a wearable device with textile electronics to monitor swelling in the leg for the detection of deep vein thrombosis.


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