UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Master of Science in Engineering; Integrated Product Design – 2010-2012 GPA 3.9 / 4.0
Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics – 2007-2011 GPA 3.0 / 4.0
PARAMETRIC DINING — Philadelphia, PA 2012 – Present
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO of Parametric, a company that designs restaurant and consumer facing technologies. Our flagship product is the pay-at-table tablet, CheckMate. Parametric focuses on creating technologies that leverage pre-existing platforms to create unprecedented experiences for users and provides data and analytics that streamline operations for customers. As CEO I am in charge of vision, strategic planning, fundraising, and day to day operations management. I was also the lead designer on the inital version of the CheckMate device and as a trained engineer have been instrumental in technical development.
SYNTHES — West Chester, PA Summer 2010
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER INTERN
Summer Intern in the Spine Surgeon Response Group at Synthes, a leading global medical devices company, working directly with orthopedic and neurosurgeons to design custom implants and instruments. Lead designer on two independent projects: one was a multi-part cervical spine instrument set and the second was a single plastic piece for retaining screws with stripped heads. Starting with the surgeons’ goals for the devices, I designed and fabricated functional prototypes that would later be validated using cadavers in a lab. I gained working knowledge about production costs, design for manufacturability and product development in a time restricted environment.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA — Philadelphia, PA 2008-Current
TEACHING ASSISTANT AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPER
Teaching Assistant responsible for six Mechanical Engineering courses over the past two years (101,150,201,247,501). I helped to plan and redesign the curriculum for the mandatory Mechanical Engineering lab course, 247, and worked to redesign an advanced upper level CAD/ CAM class, 501. My responsibilities include managing the 3D printer in the lab and teaching students how to use the software. I am also responsible for building apparatuses to be used in the lab courses, using CAD and various manufacturing techniques, including CNC turning and milling, to design and fabricate them. I also give lectures on visual design and recently on introductions to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
WEISS TECH HOUSE – Philadelphia, PA 2008-2010
Lab Manager at the Weiss Tech House, a center for innovation and entrepreneurship at Penn. I managed the mechanical and presentation lab spaces with a team of student employees. I wrote the guidelines and policies for use of the spaces and was responsible for ensuring that all labs were clean and workable. I also designed the lab safety training which is still in use today.
Solidworks and ProEngineer(CAD) – Dimension Elite and Catalyst (3D Printing) – MATLAB – Embedded C
Adobe Illustrator – Adobe Photoshop – Adobe InDesign – UI Design
Microsoft Word – Microsoft Excel – Apple Keynote / PowerPoint
CNC machining and prototyping (Solid CAM) – Manual manufacturing (wood, metal, plastics, composites)
Awards and honors
FIRST PLACE ALL ENGINEERING SCHOOL SENIOR DESIGN COMPETITION — April 2011
Awarded to our team of 5 for the Alpha Bike project; best presentation and project for entire engineering school
WILLIAM K. GEMMILL MEMORIAL AWARD — April 2011
Presented annually to the students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who best exemplify outstanding creativity in an Engineering Design Project
JACOB M. ABEL SCHOLARSHIP — Summer 2009
EAGLE SCOUT — April 2007
I obtained the rank of Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America during my senior year in high school. I restored and rededicated an overgrown cemetery with graves dating back to the early 1600s