On paper, I’m probably your prototypical “nerd”. I’ve been parts of clubs like the Jedi knights club (Yes, we actually had choreographed Jedi light saber battles. yes, be jealous.), LARPing (Live action role play) club, watch anime, and have participated in several zombie apocalypse exercises. Judge me as you see fit.

Research Project: Pathogen detection project. My project aims to develop an ultra sensitive device that is capable of detecting pathogens in water, food, and other media. Our device must meet several specs: it must be ultra sensitive (detecting well below the limits of infectivity for target pathogens), specific (only detect target pathogens), Multiplexible (detects a wide array of predetermined pathogen targets in one medium ), and finally rapid (able to do all this in roughly 2 hours).