Product and Process Development Specialist|Technical Sales
Wilhelm Schmidlin AG, Oberarth, Switzerland / May 2022 - October 2023

•Designed purchasing tools and technical documents for a luxury retail brand.
•Developed manufacturing processes for enameled steel products and packaging.
•Identified the target markets and strategy for the expansion of sales in the United States.
•Consulted with new clients and designed custom pieces for projects through sketching, modelling, rendering, and production.
•Determined pricing for new products in the North America collection.
•Sourced hardware and developed installation processes to ensure our products meet United State plumbing standards.
•Communicated effectively with a diverse team in a foreign language to accomplish complex and evolving goals.

Senior Research Associate
Virginia Tech Dept. of Computer Science, Blacksburg, VA / April 2019 - February 2021

•Designed hybrid intelligent system for clinical research involving 100 participants at the highest ranked research hospital.
•Improved standardization of equipment and processes used for clinical evaluation of upper extremity movement quality.
•Illustrated the patient journey, flow of information within the system, and findings from the study by creating comprehensive graphics.
•Collaborated with technical experts in AI, computer vision, ML, stakeholders, and UX designers to understand the wholistic impact of the system.

Senior Research Associate
Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design, Blacksburg, VA / September 2020 - August 2021

•Maintained machines and conducted research using fused filament fabrication (3D printing).
•Conducted large scale additive manufacturing research using a 6 axis ABB robot arm.
•Trained a group of 20 undergraduate and graduate students to use digital fabrication software while exploring applications in product design and architecture.

StartUp Research
Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design, Blacksburg, VA / June 2020 - October 2020

•Study functionality of a telemedicine cart and its potential use for remote pediatrics assessments
•Devise and conduct training and simulated telemedicine visits with non-pediatric focused nurses
•Use of observation, eye tracking, & interviews to understand the user experience

Graphic Designer
The Calhoun Discovery Program, Blacksburg, VA / June 2020 - August 2020

•Work with a team of authors writing an academic article to create informational graphics illustrating high level concepts in the report
•Generate broad and iterative concepts for graphics, chapter covers, and exterior covers

Production Crew
Center for the Arts at VT, Blacksburg, VA / October 2018 - July 2019

•Setting up and striking lighting, audio, and additional props and backdrops
•Arranging furniture, instruments, and artwork to prepare for exhibits, performances, and galleries
•Serving as backstage crew during performances

Publications & Appearances
•“Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy,” iafor research archive, Virginia Tech Publishing, September 2020
•“ Hybrid Workflow Process for Home Based Rehabilitation Movement Capture,” ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, June 2021

Awards & Achievements

Deans List
Virginia Tech / 2017 - 2021

Service Award
Industrial Design Advisory Board / 2021

NCAA Division 1 Athletics
Virginia Tech Track and Field / 2017 - 2019

Harold Hill Memorial Award for Design
Virginia Tech CAUS / 2018

Walter H. Beal Scholarship for Design
Virginia Tech CAUS / 2018


Virginia Tech Center for Design Research / 2019

Richmond Architecture East Convention
Virginia Tech Center for Design Research / 2019

Empty Bowls
Virginia Tech CAUS / 2019

BS. / Industrial Design
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
August 2017 - May 2021GPA - 3.74 / Magna Cum Laude

English - profficient
German - intermediate, level B2