I am currently pursuing my B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. I have always been fascinated with the idea of mimicking nature and the use of nature's innovation to solve problems we face today. I joined the Deheyn lab at the end of 2016 and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to explore the possibilities of biomimicry. I am currently working with Dr. Jennifer Taylor to characterize barnacle shells and with Dr. Daniel Wangpraseurt observing photosynthesis in coral reef organisms. In both of these projects, I am also excited to explore the possibilities of also implementing 3D printing. I am also on the men's volleyball team at UCSD and enjoy playing basketball when it is not volleyball season.