Service and Outreach

Annual Meeting Co-Chair, Women in Chemical Engineering, AIChE (2020 – present)
Organizing programming for the Women in Chemical Engineering Community at the hybrid AIChE annual meeting.

Postdoc Representative, Immuno Delivery Focus Group, Controlled Release Society (2020 – present)
Serving on the executive board of the Immuno Delivery Focus Group and engaging postdoctoral members.

Member, Alumni Board, University of Pittsburgh Honors College (2020 – present)
Mentoring and encouraging alumni engagement of current undergraduate students.

Co-Chair, Biomaterials for Drug Delivery, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2020, 2021)
Evaluated abstracts and organized sessions on biomaterials-based strategies for drug delivery.

Moderator, Biomaterials Engineering for Immunomodulation, Immunoengineering Conference (2021)
Introduced speakers and led discussion on biomaterials-based immunoengineering approaches.

Judge, ChemE Teach-Off, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT (2021)
Evaluated the effectiveness of graduate students and postdocs teaching a complex concept to a broad audience.

Panelist, Society of Women Engineers, India (2021)
Webinar: Understanding the Doctoral Program and Careers Beyond the Ph.D.

Panelist, Society for Biomaterials National Student Chapter (2020)
Webinar: Online branding, networking, and job applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Co-Founder, Women in Chemical Engineering, MIT (2018 – 2019)
Developed professional and social support group for women in Chemical Engineering at MIT.

Founding Member, Resources for Easing Friction and Stress, MIT (2015 – 2019)
Served as confidential peer counselor and developed workshops for stress reduction.

Officer, Edgerton House Government, MIT (2015 – 2019)
Served as house officer and member of student advisory board.

Co-Organizer, Langer Lab Seminar Series, MIT (2015 – 2019)
Invited speakers and organized logistics for biweekly seminars.

Member, Koch Institute Committee for Community Life, MIT (2015 – 2019)
Served on the committee to help bridge the gap between biologists and engineers.

Co-Chair, Biomaterials for Immunoengineering II, Biomedical Engineering Society (2018)
Chaired oral presentation session with Prof. Michael J. Mitchell.

Panelist, Access, MIT (2018)
Led panel on applying to graduate school for 9 URM undergraduate students in STEM.

Chalk Talk Panelist, Rising Stars Program, Chemical Engineering, MIT (2018)
Evaluated 6 prospective female faculty members’ practice chalk talks as communications expert.

Panelist, Freshman Pre-Orientation Program, Langer Laboratory, MIT (2018)
Led panel on conducting undergraduate research for 27 incoming first year undergraduates.

Member, Graduate Student Council, Chemical Engineering, MIT (2015 – 2016)
Organized community-building socials and provided support for first year graduate students.

Founding Member, Churchill Women’s Society, University of Cambridge (2014)
Created an inclusive and open environment for women in a STEM-focused college.

First Year Representative, Churchill College MCR Committee, Cambridge (2013 – 2014)
Represented the first year graduate student class in college-wide decisions.

Founder, “Middle School Engineering Day,” University of Pittsburgh (2010 – 2013)
Implemented a new outreach event for 100 underrepresented middle school students.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE), University of Pittsburgh (2009 – 2013)
Offices held: President, Vice President, Service Chair, Social Chair
Grew membership from 68 to 127 and received Achieving Collegiate Section Gold Award.