I grew up in Buffalo, NY and am very close with my family. Although I loved math and was introduced to computer science, I did not have much understanding of the physical sciences. However, I always loved looking at the stars with my grandfather thinking about the biggest questions I could imagine.

In 2017, I attended Cornell University where I eventually received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Here, I followed my interests in space exploration where I worked on a solar powered lunar satellite before finding my interest studying intelligence which led me to research on wireless in vivo neural recording and analog computing with optical metamaterials.

In 2020, I began a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I first tried my hand in biochemistry and drug delivery systems (during the COVID-19 pandemic) and then electronic device fabrication before settling into my current work studying neural networks. I am grateful to my past advisors, teachers, and mentors for giving me the opportunities to explore my many interests and find my way.

Besides my work, I love to spend time with family and friends, explore nature, play sports, eat, and have diverse conversations. I have also enjoyed recently starting to learn piano and Spanish.

Please see my CV below (updated May 2024) and please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, thoughts, or opportunities.

Career Goals

My career objectives are multifaceted, aiming to advance fundamental research in neural systems, educate on these domains, and influence policy for societal benefits. Leveraging a interdisciplinary approach to neural systems, I view traditional neuroscience and AI as interconnected facets in a unified pursuit for scientific discovery and sociotechnological progress.

Curriculum Vitae