I am a highly motivated and project-oriented Mechanical Engineer EIT, passionate about product development and driven to innovate. I have 5+ years of mechanical engineering, design, and research experience.


BASc in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering (CO-OP)

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CAN ▪ 2011 - 2015
  • Award for Best Innovation and Creativity, and Award for Best Overall Presentation at Professional Engineers Ontario Student Paper Night 2014 and 2015, respectively.
  • Nominated for the uOttawa CO-OP Student of the Year Award 2013 and 2015.
  • 8.8/10 GPA, Dean’s Honour List.





Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies (CO-OP)

University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge, ON, CAN ▪ 2006 - 2011
  • Graduated with distinction, above 80% cumulative average.
  • Awarded Teacher Assistantship in a computer visualization course.
  • Twice elected UW Architecture Student Association Computing Representative.
  • Awarded University of Waterloo President's Scholarship.


Tiber Museum

Biophilia Hypothesis


Courses in Biology

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, CAN ▪ 2009
  • Completed two 1st-year courses in Biology of Cells and Organisms.


Mechanical Engineer, EIT

StarFish Medical, Victoria, BC, CAN ▪ Feb 2016 - Present

  • Technical Lead on prototype-phase ingestible electromechanical medical device project.
  • Overcame complex technical challenges and refined device's design and assembly procedure to increase yields by 45%.
  • Proposed and implemented a new technical strategy for peripheral fixtures which increased device performance output by 20%.
  • Coordinated multidisciplinary team of up to 8 members, delegating tasks where appropriate, to meet project deliverables and deadlines while remaining budget-conscious.
  • Engaged with clients weekly to convey technical progress updates and ensure client expectations were understood and met.
  • Generated production line workflows and device assembly instructions to support large builds for biocompatibility, pre-clinical and clinical testing.
  • Demonstrated versatility by completing engineering, project management, industrial design and manufacturing tasks.
  • Heavily contributed to successful project proposals.


Co-founder and Product Developer

TEPLE inc., Ottawa, ON, CAN ▪ Jan 2014 - Oct 2015

  • Overcame technical and human factor challenges to translate the vision of a cardiac surgeon into a novel, patent pending electromechanical medical device (US14/743,128).
  • Designed, built, programmed, and tested all mechanical and electrical systems of a functional prototype.
  • Conducted market research, identified regulatory and reimbursement pathways, developed a commercialization strategy, and produced a preliminary business plan.
  • Reached out to medical staff at various hospitals and conducted focus group sessions to obtain end-user feedback.
  • Effectively communicated the device’s purpose and functionality to advisors, business partners, patent agents, and grant agencies through the production of detailed reports, computer renderings, diagrams, and video animations.



Patent Application


Mechanical Engineer CO-OP

StarFish Medical, Victoria, BC, CAN ▪ Sept - Dec 2014, May - Aug 2015
  • Contributed significantly to the ideation, design, and early-stage development of several fast-paced and high-stakes projects including diagnostic, surgical, and drug delivery medical devices.
  • Improved device performance by identifying and correcting failure modes and operational inconsistencies through FEA, mathematical analyses, and extensive operational and failure testing of mechanical assemblies.
  • Commended by employer for consistently producing high quality work while meeting tight deadlines, and for playing a central role in the completion of an important project under budget.
  • Used appropriate design methodologies along with manufacturing and rapid prototyping knowledge in the production of numerous functional prototypes.
  • Kept clients informed with concise status update reports which presented experimental testing results and analyses.
  • Consolidated mechanical, electrical, and biological systems in device designs by drawing from the diverse knowledge and experience of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Received QMS training and worked in an ISO 13485 certified environment.


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Research Assistant CO-OP

Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory, Ottawa, ON, CAN ▪ May - Aug 2013
  • Improved the results, repeatability, and execution of a key experiment by designing and manufacturing a custom automated syringe pump platform used for polymer microsphere extrusion.
  • Learnt entirely new sets of skills to perform the analysis of peripheral blood lymphocyte phenotypes by cell staining and flow cytometry.
  • Commended for excellent technical writing skills in the production of standard operating procedure documents.




Volunteer Product Developer and Project Manager

uOttawa Skills and Simulation Centre, Ottawa, ON, CAN ▪ May 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Reached out to medical community to identify a real need for a medical device.
  • Volunteered to develop a remotely controlled artificial blood pumping system for use in surgical training simulations.
  • Identified technical requirements and usability considerations by consulting with a team of surgeons and engineers.
  • Designed, sourced components, and built a first functional prototype.
  • Assembled and lead a small team in the completion of a second prototype.




Architectural Intern

Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd, Kingston, ON, CAN ▪ 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
Busby Perkins + Will Architects, Vancouver, BC, CAN ▪ 2010
3XN Architects, Copenhagen, DK ▪ 2008
Zeidler Partnership Architects, Victoria, BC, CAN ▪ 2008
  • Organized and lead several meetings with clients, consultants, and co-workers.
  • Contributed to the design process of several large scale building projects.
  • Worked on complex construction details for tender and construction documents.
  • Selected to work in a small team on an award-winning, sustainable building project.
  • Coordinated teams in the production of architectural content for a marketing website, and in the construction of a large architectural model.


The Tower

VanDusen Visitor Centre

Colwood Development




  • Fluent in English and French, oral and written.
  • Reliable, and driven to produce high quality work while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, and design methodology.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray, KeyShot, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experienced in C programming language, Arduino microcontrollers, and electronic prototyping.
  • Ability to effectively apply concepts from mechanics, biomechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations, control systems, mathematics, materials, electrical circuits, chemistry, and biology.
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