Photo by Douglas Sanchez

Photo by Douglas Sanchez

I am an MIT mechanical engineering PhD candidate. My academic interests focus on design, fabrication, and analysis of energy-storage and renewable-energy technologies. My other research interests include underwater superoleophobic surfaces, machine design, product design, and manufacturing.

I love weightlifting, swimming, biking, running and many forms of visual and performing art. I am committed to community service and interfaith and intercultural relations. From 2006 to 2008, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moscow and Tula, Russia. There I learned Russian to support and lead local Russian church communities. I regularly taught English and helped maintain hospitals, orphanages, shelters, and public parks. I continue my community and religious service by volunteering at The Greater Boston Food Bank and at the LDS Boston Massachusetts Temple.