M.S. Bioengineering – Medical Product Engineering, University of Pittsburgh December 2015
B.S. Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside June 2014
Bright Field Microscopy pH meter use Data Collection
Working with various chemicals Pipetting SEM Microscopy
Cardiac Imaging Tools Washing equipment Making test models
Using Spin Coater Preparing Magnesium
Use and maintenance of common lab tools
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher) Photoshop ImageJ
Labview Solidworks Matlab
Python Makerbot(3D printing)
Windows and Mac
FDA regulations ISO guidelines Ethnography
Marketing analysis Pretotyping Prototyping
Writing business model canvas Affinitization Clinical Observations
Writing clinical and unmet needs statements
Intern, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institue June 2015 – current
o Contributing to Dr. David Wallace’s ACCESS MAPS project at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian (UPMC Presby), which is working on trying to develop and maintain a publically available online service that provides up-to-date care infrastructure information and real-time analytics.
• Looking into what ESRI is doing in the healthcare space
• Looking at various potential sources of funding for the project in the local area
• Creating a video/story board for the project to spread the word about it to the community at large
o Helping with treasure trove project
• Looking at various invention disclosures and trying to see if they can be marketed by doing research into the market and trends of the product being proposed
Research Assistant, Department of Bio. Engineering, UC Riverside May 2012 – June 2014
Contributing team member in a major research project, “Design, Fabrication, and In vitro Evaluation of Biomimetric Coating for Biodegrable Magnesium Implants
• Prepared magnesium strips for experimentation.
• Checked pH of various chemicals
• Used pipette to add solution into the samples to test the degradation process of various magnesium phosphate samples
• Observed samples under the SEM (standard electron microscope)
• Used the sonicator to help dissolve the different concentrations of magnesium
Assistant/Intern, LA BIOMED (Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute) Summer 2013
• Worked closely with a doctor in cardiac imaging to help with data analysis from various heart scans
• Learned basic anatomy of the heart
• Learned how to measure the pericardial and epicardial fat volume in MRI scans
Nullspace VR, Commercializing New Technologies August 2015 – December 2015
Working with Nullspace VR at the University of Rochester, New York to develop a commercialization strategy by identifying two viable and attractive markets for their technology and look at their advantage in each market, size the market available to the client and evaluate the competition, and assess entry and adoption barriers. Also helping by looking at customer discovery and validation, market sizing, competitive analysis and business model development and vetting for Nullspace VR.
ViRhably, Clinical Bioengineering and Prototyping January 2015 – December 2015
Working to address the identified deficiencies in how biofeedback is currently presented to patients, we propose integrating a training system with a visualization rig that would enclose the patient’s entire field of view.
Magneto, Medical Product Development January 2015 – April 2015
Collaborating with a group of students and PhD in the Dental School at the University of Pittsburgh to help them get their medical product (biodegradable dental barrier membrane) FDA approved and then marketed.
Blinking Lights Game, Computer Science November 2014 – December 2014
Game was created in labview where my group and I got an Arduino to talk to the labview code, which ran the game. The game was essentially a guessing in which the person had to pick the set or number of light which they thought would turn on.
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