I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where I do research with the Robomechanics Lab. My current work is on enhancing the capabilities of planetary exploration rovers through nonprehensile manipulation. My primary interest is in robotic locomotion in extreme environments, particularly for space exploration applications.
In Spring 2018 I received a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, which supports my work on expanding rover mobility and manipulation capabilities.
When not working on robots, I can generally be found outside with the Carnegie Mellon Explorer’s Club or the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, where I help teach the Rock Climbing and Mountaineering schools.