I'm a mechanical engineer specializing in robotics, rapid prototyping, CAD, interaction design, and haptics. I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon Universtiy where I am the technical lead on the Pipeline Profiler. I'm also working on DARPA's GXV-T program where I designed and prototyped a wheel that can transform into a track to accommodate different terrain types and situations. 
Before NREC I was an Imagineer with the Walt Disney Company were I was the lead mechanical engineer on a number of exciting projects with Disney Research and Disney R&D. The experience provided an opportunity to collaborate on a wide range of projects in robotics, interaction design, augmented reality, and structural design.

A robotic hand I designed for a ball catching robot at Disney Research

In 2011 I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2010 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Art, also from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
After graduating with my Master's I joined Disney Research Pittsburgh as an intern for one year. Following my internship I was offered a two year contract to complete a number of research projects initiated by the lab.