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Aug 2013May 2015

M.Sc. Engineering & Technology Innovation Management

Carnegie Mellon University

GPA: 3.96/4.00

Coursework: Design & Policy for Humanitarian Impact, Managerial Economics, Strategy & Management of Tech. Innovation, Marketing, Finance for Innovation, Decision-Making Methods, and Entrepreneurship & High-Growth

Aug 2013May 2015

M.Sc Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

GPA: 3.96/4.00

Coursework: Design for Manufacture & Environment, CAD&CAE, Mechatronics Design, Engineering Optimization, Design & Policy for Humanitarian Impact, Product Innovation & Enterprise Creation

Aug 2008May 2012

B Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Brown University

Magna Cum Laude & Mechanical Engineering Honors — GPA: 3.81/4.00

Work experience

Mechanical Systems Design & Hvac Graduate Engineer

ARUP, Shenzhen, China
  • Designed mechanical systems including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, building automation and controls systems for residential & commercial buildings, offices, and manufacturing plants.
  • Prepared clear and comprehensive HVAC loading calculations to suit ASHRAE and Chinese code requirements coordinating with engineers from other disciplines
  • Designed floor layouts and mechanical system drawings by hand and using CAD
  • Prepared design proposals for Chinese and international clients selecting the equipment needed, and participated in design and coordination meetings conducted in Mandarin Chinese
Jan 2014Present


Bridge for Billions-Social Innovation Startup, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Founded the first online incubator that fosters collaboration and empowers entrepreneurs across the world by providing smart matchmaking, innovation management tools, and structured guidance. 2nd place at Carnegie Mellon's Social Innovation Competition 2014.
  • Developed business plan, commercialization strategy, marketing plan and investor's deck.
  • Designed UX strategy & UI frameworks to enhance fast user comprehension and enable Artificial Intelligence algorithms to extract key information from users.
  • Employed participatory design and user testing and interviewed potential users from +30 countries.
  • Created ecosystem for Entrepreneurs & Support Agents to collaborate through management tools.
  • Incubated 3 high-potential pilot projects within our platform in Mexico and Ghana.
  • Managed team of 12 engineers and designers during the product development stage.
Jun 2014Aug 2014

Intern at Office of Managing Director

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna Austria
  • Assisted in the preparation and analyzed the outcomes of sessions by ministers &high-level officials of the very first UNIDO forum on Inclusive & Sustainable Industrial Development(ISID).
  • Helped formulate technical cooperation programs & long-term strategies for the newly created Partnerships Mobilization Unit by defining objectives and activities.
  • Prepared Aide Memoire, log-frames and agenda of UNIDO's 2nd ISID Forum. Drafted letters for UNIDO's Director General to inform member states, ministers, corporates, financial institutions and staff about approach.
  • Created an all-inclusive library of profiles of 40+ Development Financial Institutions for internal use and made recommendations for future partnership programs with UNIDO.
  • Enhanced business plan of African Agribusiness program to support Micro&SMEs.
Oct 2013Jun 2014

Supply Chain Management Intern

Thread International, Port Prince, Haiti— Pittsburgh, PA

Improved the supply chain of 200, 000 lb/year of recycled PET plastic from Haiti into synthetic fabric.! Developed and tested a low-cost testing laboratory setup and methodology to wash and isolate the PET flake for QA/QC.

Jun 2011Aug 2011

Manufacturing Engineering Intern

MEYER Industries Limited, Laem Chabang, Thailand
  • Helped to launch a revolutionary industrial process to apply PVD coating on cookware products making them aesthetically pleasant and extremely wear resistant.
  • Acted as engineering communicator between Chinese, American and Italian engineers, technicians and suppliers.
  • Assisted with installation and maintenance of machines, made equipment repairs and developed assemblies and drawings using CAD software.


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