I aspire to be a researcher, an educator, and a policy-maker.
Since earning a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013, I am at the University of California, Santa Barbara working towards a doctorate in computational materials science, with expected graduation in Winter 2018.
I believe there is a strong connection between research and policy, and thus I envision becoming a part of the bridge that connects these two areas. Furthermore, I wish earnestly to continue improving my skills as an educator, and it is through my enthusiasm of materials science that I hope to imbue the same passion and opportunities for science with other students.
Currently, I am working on first-principle calculations of electronic and optical properties in transition metal oxides.