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He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
- St. Francis of Assisi




  • Ph.D. BioEngineering, Northeastern University
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering with Human Space Exploration, MIT
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering with Product Design, MIT
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology, MIT


  • Astronaut Preparation
  • Private Pilot, Student Instrument Pilot, Scuba Diver, CPR Certified
  • Fabrication
  • CNC Machining (Onsrud, Shopbot, Modela), Laser Cutting, Electronics Design, Electronics Production, 3D Printing and Scanning, Molding and Casting, Embedded Programming, Composites
  • Machining
  • Hand Tools, Power Tools, Table Saw, Band Saw, Lathe, Drill Press
  • Computer Aided Design
  • SolidWorks, NX7.5, Motion Studio, OpenSim, Nexus Motion Capture, Visio, Inkscape (Vector-based Graphic Design), Mastercam, Eagle
  • Programming Languages
  • Matlab, Java, Processing, Arduino, Latex, HTML, CSS, Drupal, SVN, Python
  • Languages
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese

Recent Awards

  • Latino 30 Under 30 El Mundo, Boston. November 2019.
  • MIT Impact Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology. January 2018.
  • Dent The Future Scholar Dent Conference. November 2017.
  • Future Faculty Fellow Northeastern University. October 2017.
  • IDEA Ventures Accelerator Prototype Fund Recipient Northeastern University. August 2017.
  • Open Mind::Open Art ArtistMIT Mind Hand Heart Initiative. January 2017.
  • MIT Hacking Arts FinalistMassachusetts Institute of Technology. November 2016.

Before I am 30

    ○ Want to feel small: See the Grand Canyon from a Cessna I fly
    Sky dive
    ○ Pull a fire alarm
    Run with the bulls in Pamplona
    ○ Want to see the inside of an industrial slaughter house
    Walk across a frozen river
    ○ A courtroom trial, from the jury box. Quit complaining when you receive the card in the mail. Will 3 days away from the office really kill you? Its CSI sprung to life, with justice in your hands, not some military dictator's. Do you part.
    Sleep in the Amazon overnight
    ○ Zorb ball!
    Work a service job to gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep my cool around jerks, and how a few kind works can change someone's day
    Recognize freedom as a 5:30am trip to the diner with a bunch of strangers I've never met
    Make a habit of going outside, enjoying the light, relearning your friends, forgetting the internet
    ○ Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and something to look forward to
    ○ Go out and watch that movie, read that book, and listen to that band I already lied about watching, reading, listening to
    Take advantage of health insurance while I have it
    ○ Run a marathon (and a half-marathon)
    Complete a Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Bone Frog Challenge