Welcome To My Universe

Hi! I love space research and outdoor adventures. I'm studying for a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering at MIT. If you want to know more, feel free to explore the rest of my site.


MY WORK

A selection of projects I've worked on, beginning with the most recent. For more information, check out my CV.

RSGS

Currently, I work with the guidance, navigation, and control team for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) at Draper Labs. I am developing a guidance algorithm that will allow the servicing satellite to dock with an uncontrolled tumbling client satellite.

CLASS Telescope (2013-2017)

The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) is searching for signs of inflation which occurred moments after the Big Bang. As a research assistant I prepared the 90GHz cryotstat. When CLASS was deployed in Chile, I was a senior site technician.

CERN (2015)

I worked with Professor Giovanni Cantatore at The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). On the KWISP (Kinetic WISP Detection) project, I prepared the optical set-up searching for the hypothesized Chameleon particle.

APL (2014)

At the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, I determined the amount of interference from sperm whale vocalizations (sonar) that affect underwater sound sensors.

MY ADVENTURES

A selection of the adventures I've been on, beginning with the most recent.

San Pedro de Atacama (2016-2017)

I lived in the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama for a year while working on the CLASS telescope. In my spare time, I enjoyed exploring high altitude lakes, flamingoes, and geysers. I also had the opportunity to visit the Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia and Patagonia in Argentina.

Geneva (2015)

I spent half a year in Geneva while working at CERN. The beauty of lakes, mountains combined with Switzerland's central location in Europe made it a great homebase for exploration.

Beijing (2012)

This was the first time I visited Asia, and I will never forget the historical sites, friends, and food I encountered. Highlights of my stay in Asia include visiting Hong Kong, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Annecy (2012)

Through a language exchange program, I lived in a homestay in the quaint town of Annecy. Its proximity to the Alps offered plenty of skiing opportunities.

Nepal (2011)

I volunteered to teach English at a Buddhist monastery with the hopes that I could gain some of their wisdom on the path to enlightenment.