Teaching Projects & Student Organizations
I'm currently getting my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. My research thesis is on, Mechanics and Materials of the African Elephant Trunk with Applications to Conservation Technology. I work to understand how the elephant trunk is able to move in so many complex ways without having any bones or joints...only muscles. I am looking to find inspiration in Biology to design robots that have both strength and flexibility like the African elephant has already evolved. I also work to understand how STEM scientists can help impact conservation through the use of technology and human centered design which has led to international work with the Giant Panda and other endangered species. I'm currently looking for post-doctoral positions in biomechanics & biomaterials starting Summer/Fall of 2022.
At Georgia Tech we are working to allow undergraduate and graduate students to stretch the limits of their majors in the public health sector. Students are working to improve health outcomes, nutrition, and general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments through a variety of key technologies. These solutions include sensors for sanitation in challenging environments, improving access to healthcare through the development of low-cost technologies focusing primarily on child and maternal health, data analytics, and human-centered design. For more information visit the course website or find information on the course structure on the syllabus.
GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS
As a graduate teaching fellows I work with the Center for Teaching and Learning on campus to facilitate TA orientation and other workshops on teaching for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. I assist with classroom observations and individual consultations with TAs and other instructors. I am also working on an individual project focusing on graduate student teaching development on campus.