I'm a PhD candidate in materials science at Caltech. Currently, I study how atomic vibrations in single crystals affect the entropy, free energy, and other bulk properties of materials through computation and experiment. 

I'm passionate about scientific software development and anything code so I also consult on software and tech in my free time. I volunteer with organizations dedicated to educating underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. I was the founder and director of Caltech Coders, a program dedicated to teaching middle school and high school students in the Pasadena Unified School District computer science concepts with real-world applications.


I speak at local schools and events to share my own educational journey and to encourage students to pursue their passions. Contact me if you are interested in having me speak at your event.

When I am not doing any of the above, you can usually find me running or taking some kind of fitness class. I also blog about my job, outreach, my health, general misadventures that come with being in your twenties, or whatever interests me in the moment.

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