Being a teacher makes me a better person. I'm always humbled by the unique brilliance of every student I work with. I believe that no one person is "smarter" or "better" than anyone else; and as the tutor, it is my job to empower students to discover their own brilliance and let it shine.
My area of teaching expertise is math and science. I received my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College, and received my master's in Engineering from Brown University. I then worked in various technical roles at a startup data analytics company for about 6 years. But my interests reach far beyond the STEM field. I also studied fine art for several years, and have skills with painting, sculpture, pottery, and many other crafts. I love to garden, forage wild foods, hike, and connect with nature. I have 2 Permaculture design certificates and worked in farming/gardening for a few years. (If you haven't heard of Permaculture, I highly recommend looking it up. It's awesome!)
My next big life goal is to learn more about natural building - that is, building homes from materials that are abundantly available to us from the natural world, like clay, sand, straw, and even living plants! I think this endeavor will be a beautiful synthesis of my skills in engineering, art, and permaculture. Someday I hope to build my own home, and teach/tutor/empower others to do the same.
Undergraduate Degree: Lafayette College - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Brown University - Master of Science, Engineering, General
I love pottery, crafting, building, problem-solving, gardening, cooking, and most of all, learning!