I am currently a PhD candidate in the Aeroelasticity Research Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. I graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2009, and with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.
My primary research interests are in theoretical and experimental aeroelasticity. I work on several projects that analyze different aerospace structures, including airfoils with prescribed structural nonlinearities, folding wings on micro air vehicles, and flexible membranes for noise-reducing applications.
I also work at Duke University's Academic Resource Center as a peer tutor for multivariable calculus.
I am an active member of the Duke University Motorsports Team, which is a student group that designs, builds, and races an open-wheel, open-cockpit, single-seat formula car. When I was an undergraduate student at Duke University, I was the design leader for the wheels and brakes group. I currently help out with manufacturing, specifically machining steel and aluminum components for this year's car.
Outside of school, I enjoy cooking and trying out recipes.