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about me


Phone: 201-937-0473

Experienced, organized mechanical engineer with a background in additive manufacturing and smart clothing. In possession of strong communication and leadership skills as past president of the Tufts University’s campus wide bike share and as founder of the Wearable Tech Station and Wearable Tech Week at the Nolop Makerspace.


Tufts University Mechanical Engineering Department

Medford, MA, Course Assistant, 2020-Present

  • Teaching, Communicating: maintains Canvas page with instructor; leads office hours; advices students with project and assignments; grades assignments for 25 students

People's Action

Remote, Deep Canvasser, 2020-Present

  • Communicating, Persuading: Conducting deep canvassing techniques (curiosity, empathy, storytelling) over the phone with voters

Bray Labs

Medford, MA, Shop Assistant, 2018-2020

  • Designing, Prototyping: designed 10+ projects for the shop to demonstrate the capabilities of our tools; improved signage and videos with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Premiere; assembled new machines and supplies for the shop; completed metal fabrication for projects for professors and students

  • Teaching, Communicating trained students on equipment (3D printers, CNC router, band saws, drill presses, desktop mill, jump shear, solder and hand drills) in the Machine Shop; developed documentation for the CNC Router and other machines; advised students with their personal or school projects on fabrication and design; trained students in labs in metal casting, foam/cardboard prototyping, and sketching

Tufts Costume 



AO Additive Technology Applications Intern 2019

  • Designing, Analyzing: redesigned biomedical products for additive manufacturing for robotic arm, for a Spinal project and a Trauma and Extremities instrument (creating 20 iterations of designs) through the addition of lattices for light weighting, topology optimization and 3D modeling; developed workflows for FEA testing of lattice structures throughout multiple design softwares and developed a lattice structure library from the FEA analysis with SolidWorks, Creo, Ansys and nTop Platform

  • Prototyping: prepared parts for additive manufacturing using Materialise Magics; printed prototypes on LRM printers; prepared LRM printed parts (removing supports, heat treating and sandblasting)

  • Teaching, Collaborating, Communicating: taught workshop for R&D on DfAM; created documentation and tutorials for additive, communicated with clients implementing their needs and requirements in designs; presented updates at weekly meetings and a final PowerPoint presentation for AO Additive Technologies

Medford, MA, Shop Assistant, 2017-2020

  • Sewing: Sewed costumes and altered patterns for  the Tufts Drama and Dance Department

  • Organizing: Assisted in fittings and completed organization tasks for the shop  

Dr. Mohan Thanikachalam

Medford, MA, Free Lance, 2018

  • Brainstorming, Designing, Prototyping: researched, designed and created a prototype as well as a final product of a brace for a Pressure Device Imager composed of felt, foam, Velcro and 3D printed materials

Eco Rep

Medford, MA, Area Leader, 2017-2018

  • Leading, Organizing: Supervised three Eco-Reps and planned five sustainability events that reached 20+ students at each event

Saddle River Youth Theater

Tempe, AZ, Costume Draper and Builder, March 2019

  • Hands-On Development, Fast Pacing: created (over the course of one day) a dress for the main character in the production of Between Two Worlds for an ASU Graduate Student's Thesis  

Libbylicious Sewing School

Wyckoff, NJ, Shop Counselor, 2015

  • Teaching, Patternmaking: Taught sewing and problem solving skills at a sewing day camp for children ages  6-14; created unique patterns for sewing projects inspired by images from the students 


Tufts Bikes 

Medford, MA, President, Head of Communications, Member, 2016-2020

  • Marketing: Planned and executed the email and social media pages

  • Hands-On: Fixed bicycles and taught lessons on bike repair for the campus bike share

  • Leading: Organized bike rides, events and meetings for the club; oversaw five other roles on the executive team 


Medford, MA, Costume Technician, Costume Designer, 2017 - 2020

  • Leading: Organized fittings for 15 actors, altered costumes and supervised two assistants and dressers for the show Chicago

  • Designing: Designed and pulled costumes for the productions of [title of show], Dutchman, Mr. Burns and Some Common Fate 

Wearable Tech Week

Medford, MA, Leader and Organizer, November 4-8 2019

  • Leading, Organizing: planned events relating to wearable tech for each day of the school week: Intro to Sewing, Intro to Electronics, Fabrics Sensors, Wearable Tech Mixer and Skype Talk with Leah Buechley which reached 30+ students

  • Teaching: Led the workshops on sewing and fabric sensors as well as interviewing Leah Buechley

Tufts Unitarian Universalists

Medford, MA, President, Member 2016-2019

  • Marketing: Worked on outreach and tripled the number of active members

  • Collaborating: collaborated with other religious organizations on campus to provide three events each semester to the Tufts Community


Tufts University, Medford MA

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering May 2020

GPA: 3.72, Dean’s List (All Semesters)

Tufts European Center Summer Study Program in France 2017

KOBA Winterschool of Wickedfabrics in Germany 2019 (Chosen applicant to attend weeklong wearable tech workshop)


Computer Aided Design: SolidWorks, Creo, nTop Platform, Element, Power Surfacing, PTC, Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD

Coding Languages: MATLAB, Arduino, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, C++ (Basic)

Software: Ansys, Materialise Magics, ArcGIS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Mathcad, Microsoft Office

Equipment: FDM and SLA 3D Printers, CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Horizontal and Vertical Band Saws, Drill Press, Jump Shear, Beverly Shear, Belt Sander, Grinder, Soldering Iron, Welding, Sewing Machine

General: Adaptability, Time Management, Leadership, Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, Problem-Solving Skills, Creativity, Ability to Wear Multiple Hats, Mechanical, Design, FEA Analysis, Topology Optimization, Prototyping


The George H. and Marion E. Gowdy Prize for Mechanical Engineering   2019, Tufts University

The Glen Rock High School Science Award                                                   2016, Glen Rock High School

The Glen Rock High School Latin Award                                                        2016, Glen Rock High School

The Yaw Paw Camp Foundation Scholarship                                                 2016, Glen Rock High School

Websites on specific projects

Intro To Robotics: Thies website showcases my different assignments in the course with a new project with the EV3 Lego Mindstorm each week.

One Handed Bagpipes: Created during the AT Hackathon at MIT, this website shows the development of an adapted bagpipe for one hand.

PeriO'ds Cereal: Developed to bring awareness to the menstrual taboo, I designed and created this cereal and website with my siblings.

Summer Sabbatical: Documents the individual projects and work I completed during the Summer of 2020 after graduating from Tufts University 

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