My name is Connie,
and I like to build and design!
Currently I’m a fourth-year college student studying mechanical engineering and bioengineering at UC Berkeley.
I’ve had internships working in bioprocessing, diagnostics research, and surgical instrumentation. (click on the pictures for more info)
From such diverse experiences, I’ve learned a lot about:
- Iterative prototyping
- Design for manufacturing and assembly
- CAD + GD&T (SolidWorks and CATIA: 100+ hours each)
- FMEA risk analysis
- Selection of [biocompatible] materials
- FDA regulation for 510(k), QSR, GMP
Most importantly, I’ve learned that my passion lies in the medical device field: specifically, the exploration of how engineering can augment the human body.
My class projects at Cal have taught me useful engineering skills for that intended career path:
I enjoy building projects outside of the classroom without deadlines to worry about. In fact, I’m a featured author on instructables.com! I’ve posted 88 projects that have won 35 contests and attracted over 1.2 million views.
Not all my projects are engineering-related. Plus I don’t build all day (although whether I wish I could is another topic). I also like running!
Besides building and running, I…
- Help out in a robotics club focused on outreach to high schoolers
- Lead physics tutoring for the 8000+ students in UC Berkeley’s Residence Halls
- Teach Intro to Berkeley Engineering as a member of Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society)
… as well as
burn bake cookies, binge read epic fantasy books, and continually update this website so that people would want to hire me.