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Intel STS Semifinalist


Research-based science competition for high school seniors, now known as the Regeneron Science Talent Search. I received semifinalist status for my work at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics in the summer of 2008

Mellon Grant


Competitive grant that partially funded my undergraduate senior thesis research.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship


Fully-funded scholarship to the University of Cambridge, established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and awarded to students with "outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others."

Howard L. Schultz Prize


Awarded to an undergraduate demonstrating "excellence, inventiveness, and good taste in experimental physics."

GRFP Honorable Mention


Favorably reviewed application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship


Provides full stipend, tuition award, and computing resources for one year of graduate research support.

MFI Postdoctoral Fellowship


"The MFI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks candidates that will support the vision of MFI by demonstrating leadership in advanced manufacturing technologies, artificial intelligence, integrated design and entrepreneurship, the science of learning, technology policy, and addressing challenges that cross multiple disciplines."

MolSSI Software Fellowship


"Prestigious fellowships that recognize advanced graduate students and postdocs pursuing the development of software infrastructure, middleware, and frameworks that will benefit the broader field of computational molecular sciences"





Conference Organizer


I served as the treasurer of the organizing committee for the 2012 NCUWP, held at Yale.

SPS Co-President


I organized lectures (by both students and guests) and social events in the undergraduate physics community.

Project Bright Co-Leader


I helped to run a solar energy advocacy group on campus and taught "Solar 202," a workshop about the science of solar energy.

Solar/Grid Community Co-Leader


I organized lectures, field trips, and social events around the themes of solar energy and the electricity grid.

Graduate Student Panelist


I returned to NCUWP as a graduate student to serve on a panel at the 2015 confeence!

Conference Organizer


I helped to organize a workshop in Mexico City about opportunities for solar energy in Mexico in light of the 2014 energy reforms there.

Energy Education Task Force


I represent graduate student voices on this task force that aims to shape the future of energy education at MIT.

Solar Test Bed Steering Committee


I represent graduate student researchers on the committee helping to shape the MIT Solar Test Bed, a Campus Living Lab initiative.

Graduate Student Mentor, Solar Spring Break


I helped coordinate, mentor, and participate alongside a group of undergraduates who traveled to the Los Angeles area to work with Grid Alternatives installing solar panels on houses in low-income communities.

Graduate Student Advisory Group for Engineering


I'm part of a group that meets directly with the Dean of the School of Engineering to keep him in touch with the graduate student experience. In particular, I serve on the subcommittee for improving advisor-advisee relations.

Grand Award Judge


I serve as a Grand Award Judge for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in the Materials Science Division. So fun to get to chat with some of the best and brightest in the next generation!


Bayesim Workshop


I was invited to give a workshop on my Bayesian parameter estimation package, bayesim.


Science and QR Tutor

Tutoring, Yale University, Dean's Office, 2011

I served as a Science and QR (quantitative reasoning) tutor through the Yale Dean’s office. Students who were struggling in their classes could apply for a tutor and I would meet with them one-on-one and help them learn material and work on their homework. I tutored for a variety of classes including calculus and introductory physics.

MIT 3.23

TA, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2018

I served as a teaching assistant to the first-year graduate course 3.23: Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials, taught by Prof. Geoffrey Beach. Responsibilities included writing problem sets and solutions, giving recitation lectures, and holding office hours and exam review sessions.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Award, MIT School of Engineering, 2019

"The Graduate Teaching Awards are presented to a faculty member or a teaching assistant from each school (Architecture and Planning, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Sloan School of Management, Science, and Health Sciences and Technology) for excellence in teaching graduate courses."

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Award, MIT Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2019

Departmental award given to a graduate student TA "for excellence in teaching a graduate subect"

Future Faculty Program

Teaching Preparation, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2020

“The Future Faculty Program helps graduate students develop and document their teaching skills in preparation for a faculty career. Participants in this program learn the principles of effective course design and pedagogy through our seminars, receive feedback on their teaching through teaching feedback consultations, and apply what they have learned in completing a course & syllabus design project and a statement of teaching philosophy project.”

Where do Molecular Dynamics Potentials Come From?

Guest Lecture, CMU Course 12-623/24-623: Molecular Simulation of Materials, 2020

I gave a guest lecture in Prof. Wang’s class on to elucidate the origin interatomic potentials used in simulation techniques such as molecular dynamics: namely, quantum simulation!