MELDING THE ARTS AND SCIENCES THROUGH STEAM PROJECTS
My art company initially started with the desire to have my own architecture business when I was younger, and I named it Gravity's Quirks to symbolize that the world is full of many scientific phenomena. Although my career has shifted from architecture to science, this concept continues to resonate with me and my STEAM inituatives, and thus I continue to organize all my media under this heading. The piece my company is centered around is comprised of melted crayons. However, instead of falling to the base of the painting, the crayons appear to be melted sideways; hence being one of gravity's quirks.
Art continues to be one of my favorite hobbies, while my main career is in science. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in the Kumar Lab at UC Berkeley and received a bachelor's of science from Carnegie Mellon University while researching in the Schneider Lab. I draw parallels between my art and professional life. I use my creativity and techniques to design devices and experiments for my research, and my research continuously inspires me to paint different phenomena. My resarch is in biomaterials and I aspire to become a professor at a research institution. My other hobbies include playing percussion, board games, hiking, and rock climbing. I also am an instructor for BASIS (Bay Area Scientists Inspiring Students), where I teach young students about the phases of matter and density through fun experiments. I hope to continue inspiring others and promote STEAM initiatives!