Awards and Media

🏆 Awards

🎨 Art and Design

  • Hack for Humanity Hackathon (First place, 2020)
  • Hack Quarantine Hackathon (Track Winner: Supporting Quarantined People, 2020)
  • Speaker – Buddy Mentorship Program (2020)
  • Santa Clara University Diversity Art Exhibit (2019)
  • Imagine That! Design Challenge Award (2018)
  • Hack for Humanity Hackathon (2nd place, Education Category, 2019)
  • Girls Make Games Fellowship (2018)
  • Santa Clara University School of Engineering Art Show (2018)

🎓 Academic

  • James W. Reites, S.J., School of Engineering Award (2019)
  • Dean’s List (2017-2018)
  • Grace Hopper Scholarship (2018)
  • Hackworth Ethics Fellow (2018)
  • Kuehler Research Grant Recipient (2017)
  • Roelandts Grant Recipient (2016)
  • Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarship (2015)
  • Red White and Blue Award in Calculus (2015)

🏃🏻‍♀️ Athletics (Cross Country and Track)

  • Scholar Athlete (2014 – 2015)
  • School Record Holder (2013 – 2014)
  • Most Valuable Player (2012 – 2014)
  • Top 10 in California (2014)
  • Top 10 in Footlocker West Regional (12 states, 2014)
  • Footlocker Nationals All-American (2014)
  • National Junior Olympics All-American (2013)

💻 Media Features

🎨 Art and Design

🔬 Research

  • Delivering the Goods is an article about my research on gene therapy in Dr. Bill Lu MD-PhD’s lab in SCU’s Bioengineering Department.
  • My research was also featured on the homepages of the School of Engineering, Bioengineering, and Computer Science/Engineering in Fall 2017 – Winter 2018.

🏃🏻‍♀️ Cross Country and Track

📖 Publications

🔬 Bioengineering

  • Sequential deletion of CD63 reveals critical domains for exosome targeting and surface engineering (American Society for Exosomes and Microvesicles, Jun 2017)
  • Engineering Exosomes for Gene Delivery (Sep 2017)

📝 Education

  • Virtual Reality Games in the Classroom to Increase Global Learning Engagement (Global Education Conference, November 2019)
  • Using Social Media to Motivate Students and Expand Classroom Boundaries (Student Technology Conference, November 2016)
  • From students’ perspectives: Engaging teenagers in learning via social media while gaining global viewpoints (Global Education Conference, November 2015)