Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  (2008-2012)
Summa cum Laude | Departmental Honors | Commonwealth Honors College with Greatest Distinction
21st Century Leaders Award (13/5000) | Senior Leadership Award (25/5000)
Ken O’Brien Honors Athletic Scholarship | Athletics 4.0 Club
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Class Rank: 1/102

Rice University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering,  (2012-2014)
M.S. Thesis: Using custom integrated force sensing mechanisms for interaction control in rehabilitation robots
PhD. Candidate Mechanical Engineering, Rice University (2014-Present)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow | NASA/Texas Space Grant Consortia Fellow
2016 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Best Paper Award
2015 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics Best Student Paper Award
Dr. Eugene Alford Robotics Grant