Professional Overview

Experienced Engineering Educator and Researcher with leadership experience in student development and college access. 


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • Gates Millennium Scholar (2011-2021)
  • Buick Achiever (2011-2015)
  • Founder of The Scholar’s Key which serves students in college access and success
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment: Achievement, Futuristic, Developer, Analytical, Focus

Core Skills

  • Camtasia*
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service
  • Editing
  • Instructional Design
  • Microsoft Office Suite*
  • Qualitative Research
  • NVivo*
  • Pro Tools*
  • Professional Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Training
* denotes software and technical skills


Purdue University

Ph.D. in Engineering Education                                                                                 Earned 2021

M.S. in Technology, Leadership, & Innovation                                                     Earned 2020

Specialty: STEM Education Leadership

University of Michigan

B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering                                                                              Earned 2016

Minor: Sustainable Engineering

Recent Work Experience


The Scholar’s Key                                                                                                     2015 – Present

I launched scholarship service to coach high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in achieving scholarship funding for academic endeavors.

I investigated self-actualization strategies and authored purpose-driven planning workbook for students to implement self-reflection as academic success strategy.

I inspired 250+ students to pursue college of choice by promoting accessible tools and resources in collaboration with high schools, colleges, and youth organizations in Metro-Detroit area.


Graduate Research Fellow

Purdue University                                                                                                          2018 – 2021

I developed research methodology for evaluating mobile application data collections for student reflections.

I assessed survey data about First Year Engineering experiences of freshman and senior students.

Applications Engineer

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Inc.                                                                                           2016-2018

I trained customers to utilize Metrology software products, conducting 34+ classes and certifying 136+ students.

I created and delivered instructional materials for customers, sales representatives, and application support team.

I supported customers nationwide, on-site and virtually, in resolving technical issues totaling 149+ completions.

Academic Facilitator

University of Michigan – Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach                     Summer 2016

I designed SAT Prep curriculum and presented to 55 high school students to improve enrollment rates into a college of engineering.

I collaborated with instructors to facilitate engineering educational activities to develop grade school students professionally, academically, and socially.

Student Leader

University of Michigan – Center for Educational Outreach                                                  2015-2016

I educated 300+ underrepresented middle and high school students about postsecondary opportunities through the facilitation of dialogues with a focus on college readiness. 

I led weekly activities showcasing various aspects such as student life, standardized testing, and financial aid for students in grades 9 through 12 to foster learning about college application process.