Education

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Saratoga High School & De Anza College

Class of 2022 Unweighted/Weighted /10-11 GPA: 3.96/4.53/4.73

Relevant Coursework: Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors (-A/-A), AP Macroeconomics (A/A), AP Microeconomics (A/A), AP Computer Science A (A/A), AP Computer Science Principles (A/A), AP Chemistry (-A,-A). AP Physics 1 (A+). AP Physics 2 (A+). AP Physics C: Mechanics (A), AP Calculus BC (-A/A)

Activities: MSET Robotics Team 649 (Club President/Hardware Lead), Speech and Debate Club (Public Forum Captain)

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UPenn Robotics Specialization (Coursera)

March 2021 - Present

Coursework: 

Course 1: Aerial Robotics (Mechanics, Planning & Control)

Course 2: Computational Motion Planning (Sampling-Based, Artificial Potential)

Course 3: Mobility ( Embobied Behaviors, Dynamical Composition)

Course 4: Perception (Image Formation, Pose Estimation, Multi-view Geometry)

Course 5: Estimation & Learning (Gaussian, Bayesian, Mapping, Localization)

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SOLIDWORKS Associate - Mechanical Design

CSWA - Meche

Tested on proficiency in using modeling tools to create designs effectively.

Topics include: Sketch entities, tools, relations, boss and cut features, fillets and chamfers, linear and circular patterns, dimensions, mass properties, measuring, materials, reference geometry, drawings, annotations, mates, and more.

Work/Research Experience

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Robotics @ U Michigan

Researcher || July 2020 - March 2021

Working with Ph.D. students ideated and fabricated biomimetic novel actuators to enable human-like behavior in robots.

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UC San Diego ARC Lab

Research Intern || March 2021 - June 2021

Designed simulator for modeling soft robot interactions in various environments, and developed inspection robot.

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Marketing || June 2020 - August 2020

Youth Economics Initiative

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U Washington AACT

Intern || August 2020 - November 2020

Designed structural components for the reaction wheel assembly of a CubeSat demonstrating optimal guidance.

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ADCS+Navigation || July 2020

Developed navigation & controls system for a CubeSat imaging macro-plastics in the ocean at the BeaverWorks Institute.

MIT BeaverWorks SI

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Marketing || June 2020 - August 2020

Acquired Google Grant for $10k to run ads for a non-profit economics organization. Led mutitple campaigns.

Led ad campaigns in FB/insta & Google, Optimized for Cost/Click, and acquired 250+ users at a CTR of 14%.

Events + Talks

Topic
Date
Links
Tags

Subsystem Design Process in COVID-19 @ KLA+ Foundation Sponsor Event

Aug 3, 2021

Robotics

Go Baby Go Car Delivery, MSET outreach @ Saratoga High School

July 25, 2021

Pictures

Projects

Teaching Leadership Through Robotics @ Los Gatos Rotary

July 20, 2021

Pictures

Robotics

Design of mechanically simple VSA for legged robots @ Conference on Automation, Control and Robotics Engineering (CACRE 2021)

July 17, 2021

Robotics

AI in Launch Modeling @ Asia-Pacific Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems 

July 16, 2021

Robotics

SOC-i CubeSat Critical Design Review, Virtual w/ NASA Staff

May 11, 2021

Slides

AeroSpace

FIRST Robotics Challenge and Team MSET 649 Overview @ Apple Sponsor Event

April 24, 2021

N/A

Robotics

Launch Modeling and Path Planning in FRC, Virtual w/ FIRST judges

April 24, 2021

Slides

Robotics

Bio-inspired Robotic Actuators @ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 

Oct 25, 2020

Poster

Robotics

Final Project Live Presentation @ MIT BeaverWorks Summer Institute

July 30, 2020

Slides

AeroSpace

Critical Design Review @ MIT BeaverWorks Summer Institute

July 24, 2020

Slides

AeroSpace

Teconnect Education Proposal Pitch @ creAItivity COVID-19 Challenge

May 2, 2020

Projects

 
 
 
 

Writing / Media

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Towards Data Science

Sharing experiences and ideas in Robotics to an audience of 550,000+ followers.

Over 10.5k article views and 2.1k 'claps'

Writer || July 2020 - Present

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Personal blog

An ongoing blog where I jot down ideas, share progress on current projects, and make short tutorials. 

Writer || January 2020 - Present

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The Haleakalan Podcast

Host || September 2020 - Present

A podcast with friends that provokes critical thinking about tech, world issues, and everything else

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Hackaday.io

Guest || July 2021

Discussing various elements of the future of human space travel such as logistics, funding, and scientific barriers.