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I'm interested in education, global health, sustainability, healthy cities, & good AI.

Social Impact

Wave Learning Festival

Founder & Executive Director, April 2020 - Present

A 501(c)3 nonprofit started to combat long-standing educational inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 51% of US public school students are low-income. We've built a free, live, online learning platform Created and run an online education platform serving 14k+ students from all 50 states and 62 countries. To date, we've provided 400+ free, live seminars on diverse topics, 2000+ hours of free tutoring, free college application help and career support, and cool speaker events. We've partnered with 600+ schools, libraries, and community organizations serving low-income and homeless youth to ensure our resources reach those most in need. 


WECode Conference

Director of Programming, September  2019 - Present

The largest student-run women in tech conference in the world, attracting 1100+ participants from 30+ countries each year. We run a fall conference for high schoolers and spring conference for college students, featuring keynotes by incredible women, tech talks, workshops, networking, and more. 

Healthy Kids International

Founder, October 2016 - May 2020

A project started to teach health and leadership workshops to thousands of elementary schoolers in Liaoning province, China. After the workshops, students formed advocacy teams to carry the message forward and continue the cycle.


Academic & Work Experience

Harvard University

Undergraduate Researcher

Computational neuroscience research in Professor Venkatesh Murthy's olfaction lab. 

 Feb 2021 - present | Cambridge, MA

Universidad Mayor

Research Intern

 Dec 2020 - Jan 2020 | Chile

Trabajo con el Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales para investigar diferencias de género en la movilidad intergenerational en educación y riqueza y en la igualdad de oportunidades en Chile, Colombia, y México.

Two Sigma 

Software Engineer Intern

May 2020 - Jul 2020 | Houston, TX 

Created a self-updating caches framework, REST API, & dashboard UI for developers to propagate large volumes of data throughout systems instantly, using Java, Kafka, React, Swagger, etc. Integrated with existing tools. Full-stack project.


Embedded Software Intern

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 | Santa Clara, CA

Developed the GreenMachine, a system that allows users to place a tray of lunch waste and immediately see items sorted into compost, recycling, trash, and reusable items in real-time AR. Trained a multi-class network, EnviroNet, from SSD MobileNet V1 on an NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU using the cuDNN-accelerated TensorFlow deep learning framework.

Stony Brook University

Research Scholar

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017 | Stony Brook, NY

Designed own research project, developed mathematical, C++ molecular dynamics simulations modeling light transport behavior and polymer interaction in ternary blend organic solar cells. Polymer solar cells are ultra-thin, ultra-light, translucent, and mass-producible, with potential future applications to self-charging devices and self-powered green cities. Awarded Siemens Semifinalist. 



Jun 2016 | Stanford, CA

1 of 24 participants selected globally to attend; all expenses paid. Learned about AI techniques and applications; worked on programming self-driving cars using vision processing and path algorithms.

Other Activities

Affiliations: New World Social Innovation Fellowship, Harvard Innovation Lab, Harvard Women in CS, Harvard Consulting, Harvard Financial Analysts Club, HAUSCR Summit for Young Leaders in China, Studio Art Society

Casual violinist, retired varsity track & field athlete, retired varsity debater

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