My passion for research lies at the interface between mechanical engineering and biosciences. Specifically, I’m interested in applying mechanical engineering fundamentals to solving human disease problems. Our world faces serious challenges as a result of overpopulation and limited resources. In the coming decades, human disease will continue posing an ever increasing hurdle to social development. I want to help connect engineers and scientists, working together to solve these daunting problems. Furthermore, my aspirations for graduate school are to develop the communication skills necessary to convey solutions to world citizens, educators, policy makers, and leaders. I believe that being able to work together as a global community, drawing upon our respective strengths, is the key to our success.