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Bio and Resume

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Hello, my name is Jess! I am a college fourth-year aspiring to a career in mechanical engineering. I am a creative thinker and disciplined self-starter who blends a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills to successfully complete complex projects. I thrive in fast-paced environments, assume leadership roles, and understand the importance of teamwork.


I've completed projects under marine engineering, product design, and robotics, and I work every day to blend my passion for art and design with my technical knowledge.

Education

2020-2024

Northeastern University

2016-2020

John Jay High School

Dean’s List, 2020—current | Cumulative GPA: 3.95

  • Coursework: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, Calc 1-3, Design Process, Experience Design, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics

  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

  • Undergraduate Research PEAK Award

  • Robotics research with the Institute for Experiential Robotics

  • Member, Generate: participated in multiple semester long projects for a student run product development studio, worked with clients to deliver prototyping needs (2022-2023)

  • Outreach Director, Forge: Created, hired, and managed marketing and branding team for a student-run entrepreneurial engineering organization

  • Member, Forge: Ideated and constructed a mask sanitation product

Valedictorian / 522 Students | Cumulative GPA: 4.0

  • National Merit Finalist

  • National Honor Society, Inducted 2019

  • Math Honor Society, 2016—2020: Served as Vice President, Treasurer and Member

  • Science Olympiad, 2018—2020: Won 2nd place in forensic and anatomy competition at regional championships (2019 & 2020). Led team to compete in state championships (2019 & 2020).

  • STEM Program, Naval War College: Completed a week-long academic program for outstanding high school students focused on marine engineering. Built and coded a robot, July 2018.

Work Experience

Amazon Robotics                                                          Jan 2023-June 2023

Innovation Lab Robotics Engineer Co-op

 

Mechanical Engineer for the Innovation Lab. Completed work for various projects at once, reaching each project’s goals. Participated in management brainstorms, brought state of the art ideas to life. Expanded skills in software and large-scale process improvements.

Institute for Experiential Robotics                           Jan 2022-June 2022

Full-time Mechanical Engineering Co-op

 

Contributed to projects that are advancing the field while working on my own research project. Designed / constructed / installed fixtures, mounts, test beds, and parts for robotics projects through machine shop and fabrication techniques. Managed 3D printing for all lab projects and improved material sustainability. Learned and implemented robotics concepts and tech such as ROS, machine learning, robotic arms, various sensors, and literature reviews.

Fine Dining & Casual Restaurants—Hopewell Junction,

New York & Newport, Rhode Island                                                   Summers  2018—2021
Server/ Trainer / Hostess & Food Runner


Developed customer service, time management and staff training skills while advancing through the front-line ranks at Fresh, La Forge and Patsy’s Roadhouse. Became comfortable in fast-paced environments. Worked 30 to 40 hours/week.


Dutchess County Gymnastics Center—Fishkill, New York                              2017—2019
Gymnastics Coach


Taught twice-weekly preteam classes comprised of 20 girls (ages 6 to 10). Introduced skills to advance girls to the team and choreographed routines for a yearly showcase. Worked 5 hours/week during the school year.

Extracurriculars

Generate | Boston, Massachusetts                                                                         2022—Present

Member ('22-'23) of Northeastern's student led product development studio

NU Club Rugby | Boston, Massachusetts                                                             2021—Present

Member, Scrum-half

Forge | Boston, Massachusetts                                                                                 2021—2022

Outreach Director ('21-'22), Member ('21)

Established, hired, and managed the marketing and branding team for a student-run product design organization.

A few fun things I worked on while directing outreach: a College of Engineering Instagram

Takeover, a lecture I gave on design and design programs, a paint night collaboration with

NU Mural Club, and business cards! 

NU Sci Magazine | Boston, Massachusetts                                                          2020—Present
Contributor
Research, design, and publish 250 to 750-word articles on marine biology and engineering, forensic science and materials science.

Society of Women Engineers | Boston, Massachusetts                                  2020—Present

Member

Meet to participate in projects, networking and career building events, and volunteering for the Boston community. Aided in multiple trash clean ups, phone-athons, and a blood drive. Attended the 2020 SWE National Conference and listened to great lectures and amazing women. Attended the 2022 Recognition Banquet alongside other engineering clubs and got to appreciate how much these clubs mean to us. 

NU Mural Club | Boston, Massachusetts                                                              2020—2022

Event Committee Member

Met weekly to plan projects and events, carry out creative design activities, and volunteer for the Boston community. Helped paint a mutual aid shed.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Boston, Massachusetts       2020—Present

Member

Meet to participate in networking and career advice events and listen to industry speakers. Attended the Bootcamp for Spring 2021: improved soldering and wiring skills, built a computerized tic-tac-toe board.

Volunteer Artist | Newport, Rhode Island                                                                  2016—2019

Newport Art Museum Fundraiser Contributor

Created original art to be auctioned off - and money donated - at Newport Art Museum's 'Wet Paint' Event that raises money each year. 

John Jay Varsity Cross Country & Track Team | Hopewell Jct, New York         2016—2020
Member
John Jay Girls’ Varsity Gymnastics Team | Hopewell Jct, New York                   2016—2018
Varsity Member

Volunteering | Hopewell Jct, New York                                                                       2017—2019

Tutor

Weekly tutoring sessions of multiple children in all school subjects K-12 at local library.

Volunteering | Newport, Rhode Island                                                                                     2017

Lab Volunteer

Volunteered in blood lab and CAT scan rooms at Newport Hospital twice-weekly.

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Interests

  • Robotics  

  • Painting and Graphic Design

  • Rugby

  • Art Museums 

Get in Touch!

Awards

  • NU Undergraduate Research PEAK Award

  • Lockheed Martin Scholar (2020-current)

  • Dean's List (2020-current)

  • Honors Program, NU

  • Scholastic Art Awards, Gold and Silver Keys (2016-2018)

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