About me

I am a researcher with multidisciplinary experience in robotics, biomedical device development, and tissue engineering. My current research interests include Human Robot Interaction, Assistive Robotics, and Healthcare Robotics. I am interested in using principles from human physiology and psychology with machine learning to improve assistive robotics.

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where I conduct assistive robotics research in the Human and Robot Partners Lab (HARP Lab). In the spring of 2019, I was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship to fund my graduate education.

In 2019, I earned two bachelor of science degrees (Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). During my time at UAB, I conducted three years of tissue engineering research and participated in two robotics summer research programs: Georgia Tech’s 2017 SURE Robotics program (in Prof. Charlie Kemp’s lab) and Carnegie Mellon’s 2018 Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program (in Prof. Henny Admoni’s lab (HARP Lab). Additionally, I was named a Goldwater Scholar in 2017.

You can view my CV here.