I received a B.S.E. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Economics from Duke University in 2016. I spent the last two years at Duke working on an independent research project on biologically-plausible Hodgkin-Huxley multi-compartment neuron modeling with external stimuli, as well as collaborating with a PhD student on SNN-controlled locomotion of a virtual hexapod. I currently am a first-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests include neurorobotics, applications of biologically plausible models on embedded devices, emotional processing of robotics, and human-robot interaction.