Outreach & Leadership

Women in Mechanical Science and Engineering

I believe the most effective way to have a profound and lasting impact on society is through education. For this reason, I have been dedicated to STEM education initiatives in my community since my time as a high school student. My outreach activities are focused primarily on empowering women and underrepresented minorities (URM) to pursue degrees in STEM fields and promoting STEM education at the K-12 level, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

University Service and Outreach:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate Society of Women Engineers, Publicity Chair & Speaker Coordinator (2012-2016)
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Women, President, Treasurer, & Secretary (2013-2016)
GAMES Engineering Girls Camp, Camp Coordinator (2013-2016)
NSF EBICS STC Student Leadership Council, Elected Member (2013-2016)
Dean’s Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council, Elected Member (2014-2016)
Cornell University Alumni Network, Admissions Ambassador (2014-2016)
Bionanotechnology Lab Operations and Safety Committee, Elected Member (2015-2016)
Young Engineers Initiative in Kenya, Co-Founder (2016)
BOLD: Women in Innovation at Illinois, Co-Founder (2016)
NSF EBICS STC Design Principles Task Force, Elected Member (2016)
Department Diversity Advocates Program, Co-Founder (2016)
nanoSTRuCT Outreach Organization, Board Member (2013-2015)
NSF IGERT Student Leadership Council, Elected Member (2013-2014)

Cornell University
CURIE Engineering Girls Camp, Camp Coordinator (2012)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Engineering Tutor (2011-2012)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Newsletter Committee (2011-2012)
Cornell Engineering Learning Initiatives, Engineering Tutor (2010-2012)
Cornell Piano Society, Publicity Director (2010-2012)
Society of Women Engineers, Corporate Liaison (2010-2011)
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Director of Club Affairs (2009-2011)

Professional Service:
Small, Peer Reviewer (2017-Present)
Advanced Functional Materials, Peer Reviewer (2017-Present)
NSF EBICS STC, Summer Institute Organizing Committee (2017-Present)
BMES Ethics Subcommittee, Member (2017-Present)
Advanced Healthcare Materials, Peer Reviewer (2015-Present)
Think Chicago, Judge (2016)
Society of Women Engineers Emerging Leader Awards, Judge (2016)
CNST Nanotechnology Workshop, Session Co-Chair (2016)
Illinois Innovation Prize, Judge (2016)
Illinois MechSE Biointerest Group, Seminar Host (2016)
NSF EBICS Retreat Ethics Workshop, Organization Committee (2013-2016)
Women Empowered in STEM Conference, Organization Committee (2012-2016)
TERMIS World Congress Meeting, Session Co-Chair (2015)
NSF IGERT Bionanotechnology Symposium, Poster Judge (2015)