Curriculum Vitae

A brief summary of my experience is below, please  view my full CV in PhD Format for details and additional experience, including publication, presentations, and awards.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering with Computational Science and Engineering Diploma
University of Illinois
May 2014
Urbana, IL
M.S., Civil Engineering with Computational Science and Engineering Diploma
University of Illinois
Dec 2010
Urbana, IL
B.S., Civil Engineering with Minor in Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University
June 2008
San Luis Obispo, CA

Service and Outreach

Assistant Director of Program Development
Frontiers of Life Science (FdV) Doctoral School
2014 – present
Paris, France
GradSWE Founder and Director
weSTEM Conference Director
GradSWE Senior Advisor
Society of Women Engineers, University of Illinois
2011 – 2013
2012 – 2013
2013 – 2014
Urbana, IL
Search Committee member for Assistant Director of External Fellowships
University of Illinois, Graduate College
2012 – 2013
Urbana, IL
Workshop speaker:
Graduate Involvement in SWE; Applying to Graduate School; Funding your
Graduate Education
Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference
Houston, TX
Workshop speaker:
Civil & Environmental Engineering Panel; Student and College Panel
Girl Engineers, Mathematicians, & Scientists (GEMS)
2011, 2012
Naperville, IL
 Member, Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee to the Dean
University of Illinois, College of Engineering
Urbana, IL
Academic Fundraising Director
Career Outreach Director
Society of Women Engineers, California Polytechnic State University
2007 – 2008
2006 – 2007
San Luis Obispo, CA


Toy Models and Serious Games (Instructor, Graduate Course)
Typesetting for Scientists (Instructor, Graduate Course)
Frontiers of Life Science (FdV) Doctoral School
2015, 2016
Paris, France
Computer Science for Biologists (Instructor, Undergraduate Course)
Scientific Communication
(Instructor, Undergraduate Course)
Frontiers of Life Science (FdV) Bachelor Program
Urbana, IL
Finite Element Methods (Teaching assistant, Graduate course)
University of Illinois, Graduate College
2012, 2014
Urbana, IL
Engineering and computer aided-design (Instructor, high school course)
GAMES Camp, University of Illinois, College of Engineering
2010, 2011
Urbana, IL
Individual and Small Group Tutor (Undergraduate level)
Student Support Services, California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA


Graduate Research Fellow/Assistant
– Three dimensional adaptive dynamic fracture simulation
– Investigation of nonlinear finite element solution schemes
– Modeling of low temperature cracking in asphalt pavements
University of Illinois, Civil Engineering Department
Urbana, IL
Solid Mechanics Intern/Consultant
Sandia National Laboratory, US Department of Energy
Livermore, CA
Undergraduate Research Assistant
– Characterization of fiber reinforced concrete
California Polytechnic State University, Civil Engineering Department
San Luis Obispo, CA


Simulation Based Design Intern
Whirlpool Corporation
St. Joseph, MI
Design Engineer I (Intern)
Silver and Associates
Van Nuys, CA
Transportation Technician (Intern)
TPG Consulting
San Luis Obispo, CA

Awards, invited seminars, publications, Presentations

See full  full CV in PhD Format for details