Life Updates

July 9, 2019

I finished up the first half of my internship and have arrived at the Komatsu Arizona Proving Grounds in Tucson, AZ for the second half of the summer! I can't wait to start working with the test engineering team and help find out what Komatsu equipment is capable of!


June 1, 2019

I've just started my summer internship with Komatsu America Corp's Applications Engineering team in Peoria, IL.  I'm so excited to jump right into the equipment applications and testing, and so far this looks like it will be a fun, fulfilling, and educational summer!

May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019 I graduated from Olin College with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering! The ceremony was short and sweet, and I was so happy to have family members travel from all over the country to come support and celebrate with me! Now it's off to Colora...

April 11, 2019

I am delighted to announce that I've accepted an internship with Komatsu Mining Corp this summer working on Mining Equipment development and testing!  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain more experience in the mining industry from a vendor point of view, and to bui...

March 25, 2019

I had the good fortune this year to spend my spring break in Singapore!  It is a beautiful, modern city and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there.  I was able to visit the botanical gardens, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Chinatown, Little India, and so m...

February 28, 2019

This past week was the 2019 Annual SME National Conference & Expo! I was so happy to have been able to attend.  I presented the results of the short course on Diversity & Inclusion in the Mining Industry in a technical session, and was able to attend a variety of techn...

February 24, 2019

I spent this past week and a half in South Africa with my Engineering Capstone team taking part in vital context learning and attending the AfricaSan5/FSM5 conference, sponsored by the Gates Foundation.  We’re designing novel conveyance methods to transport fecal sludg...

January 21, 2019

Kicked off the spring semester with 2 weeks in Kumasi, Ghana and the Konongo area with QueenTech! QueenTech is a certified NGO that provides low-cost mini presses and graters to women entrepreneurs in rural Ghana who produce gari as a source of income.  I’m managing a...

December 17, 2018

Finished the fall semester with a bang! My Capstone team completed the first half of our project very successfully and were able to report this back to our sponsors, the Gates Foundation.  We’re now moving into an ideation phase as we prep for the FSM5 conference in Ca...

September 20, 2018

This year, I'm continuing my work with the University of Arizona's Lowell institute for mineral research to work on strategies to increase diversity in the mining and metals industries.  Expanding on that, I'm also working with a professor from Colorado School of Mines...

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