Outreach and Mentorship

Overview

My mentorship involvement, including my work as a teaching assistant and an undergraduate research adviser to several students, has taught me to value a person on the whole, to be patient and understanding, to cement theoretical examples with real world applications, and to expect the most out of everyone. I make an effort to know and appreciate the goals and interests of my students and help steer each one toward greater ingenuity, self-confidence, and independence as I help them develop fundamental skills. All students, including myself, have much to learn by listening to others and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones.

In addition to my mentorship and outreach roles, I am an acting Executive Board Member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for the Stanford Chemical Engineering Department.

Current and Former Research Mentees

Celine Escarmant, 2020-, Currently a Sophomore at Stanford.

Adrian Saldana, 2020-, Currently a Sophomore at Stanford.

Alana Mermin-Bunnell, 2019-, Currently a Freshman at Stanford.

Xiaoya Lu, 2018-2019, Currently a senior at University of Toronto.

Ryan Yu Tian, 2018-2019, Currently a senior at University of Toronto.

Yuan Gao, 2017-2018, Currently a Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago.

David Dellal, 2016-2018, Currently a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at Yale.

David Silverstein, 2016-2017, Currently a senior at MIT.

Sierra Brooks, 2016-2017, Currently a Process Development Engineer at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Minsoo Khang, 2015-2017, Currently a Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering at Yale.

Teaching

2018 Heat and Mass Transfer Teaching Assistant, Cambridge, MA

2012-2014 Thermodynamics and Calculus Undergraduate Tutor, Baltimore, MD.

Community Outreach

Primary and Secondary School STEM Mentorship

2019- East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT), Stanford, CA.

2017-2018 MLK Elementary School, Cambridge, MA.

2015-2016 Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge, MA.

2012-2014 Squashwise, Baltimore, MD.

Startup Mentor

2016-2019 MIT Sandbox Startup Initiative, Cambridge, MA.

Department Leadership Roles

2016-2017 MIT Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Committee, Cambridge, MA

2016-2017 MIT Communications Lab Mentor, Cambridge, MA