I am a Biomedical Engineering Master's student at the University of Pittsburgh. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering as well. My concentration is in Medical Product Development. My interests are in circuits, biology, mathematics and physiology. I also enjoy Spanish and Computer Science. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching various sports and making music.
I have teaching experience in High School, tutoring high school students in Algebra, Spanish, and Chemistry. I was a teaching assistant in High School for a physiology course focused on dissection and identification of the musculoskeletal system of a cat. As an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for Bioinstrumentation, a course focused on circuits and their application to biomedical devices.
PECA Labs, Summer Intern
2016 - 2016
• Edited, wrote, and researched for 4 grants and 1 journal submission
• Analyzed images of 10 vascular conduits for dimensional verification over the course of 2.5 months
• Performed mechanical tests on vascular stents and grafts in accordance with FDA guidelines
Adipose Stem Cell Lab, Undergraduate Researcher
2014 - 2016
• Performed immunohistochemistry stains on over 200 tissue samples
• Collected images of 250 immunofluorescent slides under microscope
• Analyzed 200 images for cell count, protein expression, and qualitative data
• Extracted 50 samples of RNA from adipose tissues
• Authored on “Administration of adipose-derived stem cells enhances vascularity, induces collagen deposition, and dermal adipogenesis in burn wounds” in Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries.
University of Pittsburgh Computing Services and Systems Development, Lab Consultant
2014 - 2016
• Supervised approximately 40-50 customers in the computer lab at a time
• Provided printing assistance and service to the customers in computer labs
• Maintained clean lab environment and functional equipment in 5 labs
University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioengineering, Summer Intern
2014 - 2014
• Designed an experiment for kids to modify an EEG headset to control robotic arm with brain waves
• Successfully developed and differentiated muscle cells on 3D printed ear scaffold
• Guided 3 teams of 10 middle and high school students through tissue engineering modules designed by interns