I've started and led new organizations, designed new medical products from concept to validation, and built software and hardware for clients like the health tech startups, the NY Yankees, and the Pittsburgh Zoo.
I wrote a grant to secure the first $15k to start Classroom to Community in early 2019. Since then, I grew the organization to support over 30 students across 6 product teams and raised an additional $50k in funding to expand our programs.
I led this project from idea to validation over a year as part of my bioengineering design capstone course. DAPHNE, or Dynamic & Accessible Postpartum Hemmorage Novice Educator, aims to help novice labor & delivery nurses better recognize and initially manage postpartum hemorrhage via simulation-based training.
In early 2018, I co-founded Posture Protect, a wearable health technology company that aims to help people stand straight and stand proud in the face of poor posture. We ultimately shut down the project in mid-2020, but I learned a lot from crafting our initial value proposition and business model and iterating our product with my co-founder over the next two and a half years.
I managed software & electronics contractors to finish the minimum viable product of an Internet of Things healthcare product while working as a Product Engineer at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories.
I built internet-of-things devices for sea turtle rehabilitation and manatee conservation in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Zoo.