My name is Connie,
and I like to build and design!

This is what I look like!

Currently I’m a fourth-year college student studying mechanical engineering and bioengineering at UC Berkeley.

Go Bears!

Go Bears!

I’ve had internships working in bioprocessing, diagnostics research, and surgical instrumentation. (click on the pictures for more info)

Microfluidic Device

Sohn Research Lab, UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Arcadius Paddle

Aesculap Implant Systems, Breinigsville, PA

KGI Cartridge

Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA

Creations

UMakers Makerspace, Claremont, CA

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.

So if you’re looking for an engineer interested in medical device design, contact me!

My class projects at Cal have taught me useful engineering skills for that intended career path:

EOG Demonstration

Controlling a lamp’s color using electrooculography

Motorized Etch-a-Sketch GUI

Motorized Etch-a-Sketch

BioE 102 COMSOL Figures

Biomechanical Analysis and Design

But I’ve also taught myself a lot of skills outside of class: AutoCAD, Autodesk Fusion 360, Adobe Creative Suite, and CNC machining to name a few.

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.

Network-Connected Lamps

Network-Connected Lamps

Wall-Mounted Smart Mirror (with PIR Sensor)

Wall-Mounted Smart Mirror (with PIR Sensor)

Wooden Gear Trains

Wooden Gear Trains

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…

… as well as burn bake cookies, binge read epic fantasy books, and continually update this website so that people would want to hire me.