Thermal-Fluids Engineering I

February 2021 - Current

I am a 2021 and 2022 Teaching Assistant for Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. In the course, we cover the first and second laws, mass and momentum conservation, entropy, heat transfer, fins, Navier-Stokes, viscous flows, pipe flow, etc. I hold office hours, lead review sessions, and grade student exams.

Digital Communications Systems

September 2019 - December 2021

I am a 2019 Lab Assistant and 2020-2021 Teaching Assistant for Digital Communication Systems. In the course, we cover three layers of abstraction, bits, signals and packets, to effectively familiarize students with communication systems. I hold office hours, lead review sessions, write exam problems, and grade student exams. I also helped redesign the course for this unprecedented virtual semester.

Introduction to CyberSecurity

July 2020

I designed and taught a virtual introductory cybersecurity course to high-school girls in Mexico. We explored steganography, networking, encryption, and more. I led several lab and problem-solving sessions to build hands-on skills.

Design for Complex Environmental Issues

Feburary 2020 - May 2020

As a 2020 Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, I guided students through designing infrastructure solutions to Puerto Rico’s environmental disasters. The team I mentored designed a cheap, portable tent that could be used to house individuals and families by FEMA. I led the students through brainstorming sessions, bench-level prototyping, computational analysis, fabrication, and culture research.

Beautiful Patterns

June 2019

I taught algorithms and web design to high school students in Puebla, Mexico. We explored the mathematical underpinnings of computer science, and acted out many algorithms, including the perfect marriage algorithm. I also led the students through a web design project, in which they showcased a facet of their culture or community through an interactive website.

Lego Robotics

January 2019

I travelled to Kazakhstan to teach robotics to students aged 5-19. I wrote my own syllabi and lesson plans, and I designed various experiments and projects for students to explore their creativity and the engineering process, while learning about science and how to work in a team. Although I was teaching non-English-speaking students, and I did not speak Russian, I was able to traverse the language barrier successfully. The video to the right is a group's impressive guitar playing robot (hypotetically playing "Shake it Off")

Girls in Engineering

August 2017 - June 2018

I was awarded a $6.5k grant from U.S. senator Chris Van Hollen to start a girls in STEM program in Maryland. I founded the "Girls in Engineering" class to teach young girls in my community confidence and technical skills. I designed syllabi, coordinated volunteer teachers, and taught the course. We challenged the students to make egg-drop contianers, the tallest tower, a maze-driving robot, and more.

Girls Just Want to Compute!

August 2015 - June 2018

I cofounded, organized, coordinated, and taught a computer science course for girls in elementary through high school in my community. We explored algorithms, data structures, game design, microcontrollers, and more!