About Me

I am a double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering at MIT. I am interested in developing novel energy systems for underpriviledged communities. I am a 2023 Schwarzman Scholar, and will spend the next year in Tsinghua University, developing technology and policy relations between the U.S. and China towards expanding worldwide access to clean nuclear energy.


  • Energy Systems
  • Product Design
  • Space Technology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Graph Theory

Honors and Awards

  • Schwarzman Scholar (2021)
  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist (2021)
  • First Place Undergrad Presentation, MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (2021)
  • HackMIT NeuroDivergent Inclusion Sponsor Award (2021)
  • Most Innovative Design, Micro/Nano Processing Technology, MIT.nano (2021)
  • Mask Up! - MakeMIT Overall First Place Award (2021)
  • MIT Engineering, EECS, MechE Honor Societies (2020)
  • MakeMIT Infosys Most Innovative Hack (2020)
  • Northern Telecom/BNR Undergraduate Laboratory Award (2020)
  • HackMIT DocuSign Sponsor Award (2019)
  • HackMIT Best Impossible Hack (2018)
  • U.S. Presidential Scholar (2018)
  • Regeneron Semifinalist (2018)
  • National Merit Scholar (2018)
  • NASA Goddard Achievement in Computer Science/IT (2016)

Publications and Presentations

  • Research Papers
    • Roxworthy, B. J., Vangara, S., & Aksyuk, V. A. (2018). Subdiffraction spatial mapping of nanomechanical modes using a plasmomechanical system. ACS photonics, 5(9), 3658-3665.
  • Patents
  • Press
    • "Six MIT students named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars", MIT News
    • "The Lab in the living room", Department of Energy
    • "Addressing academic inequity at MIT through grade transparency", The Tech
    • "At home with fusion research", MIT News
    • "Poolesville High School students developing wallet for blind", WJLA
    • "These Local Programs Are Convincing Girls That Cybersecurity Isn’t Just For Boys", WAMU

Service and Activism

  • Executive Board Member of Synapse National
    • Nonprofit organization dedicated to building support communities for individuals with brain injury
  • MIT Tau Beta Pi, Community Service Officer
    • Lead the 20-student community service committee to host events for the undergraduate engineering student body
  • MIT UA Committee on Community Service Admin-Facing Lead
    • Increase community service participation amongst undergrads by incorporating service into curricula with faculty
  • MIT Medical Board Elected Undergraduate Representative
    • Advocate on behalf of students with physical disabilities and mental illness
  • Executive Director of MIT Women's Initiative
    • Organize STEM seminars across the country to inspire and support young girls
  • Founder and Director of Girls in Engineering
    • Awarded $6.5k grant from U.S. senator Chris Van Hollen to create a project-based engineering class for middle-school girls interested in STEM
  • Cofounder and Director of Girls Just Want To Compute!
    • Organizer and teacher of school-year and summer boot-camp programming courses to elementary through high-school girls interested in computer science

Student Groups

  • MIT Pistol Team
    • Publicity, Alumni, and Social Chair
  • Orientation Leader and Associate Advisor
  • MIT UA Committee on Education
  • MIT UA Committee on Health and Wellness
  • MIT EnergyHack
    • Internal Sponsorship Director, Communications Consultant
  • MIT Delta Phi Epsilon
    • New Member Education Coordinator
  • MIT StartLabs
  • MIT DanceTroupe
  • MIT Intramural Volleyball


Radio production, Baking, Hiking, Crossword making, Playing the ukelele terribly