Backpacking in Yosemite National Park, California

Some Background

I’m a scientist and engineer passionate about bringing innovation and big ideas to biological research. 

Currently, I’m an Account Manager for Cell Signaling Technology's Pacific Northwest region based in San Francisco. Additionally, I’ve consulted for an artificial intelligence/heath technology start-up backed by the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator and UCSF Lean Launchpad.

I volunteer weekly at BUILD Oakland to mentor and support high school students in under-resourced communities as they launch their own businesses.  I teach BUILD students the fundamentals of business and critical skills to help them prepare for college and plan for their careers.

As an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, I co-founded Aeolus Devices, a company that developed the first non-contact, non-invasive, real-time respiratory monitoring system for patients under post-operative narcotics.

I’ve also worked in three bioengineering laboratories specializing in cell and tissue engineering, biophotonics, and biomedical devices. I have an extensive background in engineering design and led an engineering team that created medical products for hospitals in Tanzania under the organization Engineering World Health.

My work has been recognized by organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health.