A selection of my work experiences. My full CV can be found on LinkedIn.
I worked as a summer Engineering Intern within BRCK Labs, an interdisciplinary team of software, firmware, mechanical, and electrical engineers building moonshot solutions to connect Africa to the Internet. BRCK is a Nairobi-based startup and one of TIME's 50 Genius Companies 2018.Visit BRCK Labs
I completed 1700 hours of paid service as an AmeriCorps member with the Twin Cities affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. During this time, I trained teams of 15-20 volunteers on proper use of construction-grade saws, drills, and other tools, while making progress on house construction. I was also nominated by my AmeriCorps cohort to represent Twin Cities Habitat at the InterCorps Council of Minnesota.
AmeriCorps day in the life
TC Habitat website
I was granted a college fellowship to conduct materials science research with my mentor Prof. Gabriel Freiman on the use of graphene and other carbon-based materials in improving the efficiency of super-capacitors. My research project was titled "Carbon-Based Supercapacitors for Photovoltaic Applications".