• Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GradBMES)

    Founder and Director, 2013-Present

    The graduate chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Illinois. Founded in 2013, the aim of GradBMES is to foster collaboration among Bioengineering graduate students. We host professional development and social activities including speaker exchanges, the annual Graduate Student Symposium, workshops, and field trips. Learn more about it here.

  • Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training Program (iFEAT)

    Co-Founder and Co-Coordinator, 2014-Present

    The purpose of iFEAT is to help female graduate students and post doctoral students in STEM prepare their faculty application materials with the end goal of applying for an academic position. This year long program consists of seminars and panels given by more than 15 faculty! We also conduct engineering education research on peer-guided learning and program development. Learn more about the program here and read our publications here.

  • Discover Bioengineering Camp

    Co-Director, 2016-Present

    Discover Bioengineering is a week long residential camp that introduces high school freshman and sophomores to bioengineering. The campers meet faculty and student within the department, learn about current research and topics within bioengineering, and perform hands on laboratory activities! Learn more about the camp here.

  • Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) Camp

    Counselor, Lab Assistant, Lecturer, 2010-Present

    GAMES is a week long residential camp that introduces high school girls to engineering. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with GAMES for many years and have served in many roles including counselor, lab assistant, and more recently, guest lecturer where I talk about my love for biomaterials and cellular biomechanics. Learn more about the camp here.