Hi, I’m Susan!
I recently graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on biological engineering and global development (a.k.a. “2A 20+DLab”), and a humanities concentration in public policy. This fall, I will be working in Sierra Leone on infrastructure development for the National Rehabilitation Centre Clinic with the MIT Yang Center for Bionics.
I enjoy seeking out experiences that challenge my perspective of the world, and one of my biggest fears is to live a boring life. In my spare time, I like to run/bike around the city (and rate its bike lanes), solo travel, write dystopian fiction (and overly sentimental blogs), and frequent various contemporary art exhibitions.
Academic/more technical: bioengineering (esp. biomaterials, assistive tech, & low-cost medical devices), global health, public policy, social entrepreneurship, open-source technologies, co-design, social activism (particularly in Asia), US-China relations
Miscellaneous: tennis (my favorite player is Petra Kvitova!), coffee, bartending & mixology, creative writing, contemporary Chinese theater, public art, and long stretching routines
Hit me up if you are interested in discussing any of the above!
And some fun facts…
- I’m currently interning in Paris for the summer! (and exploring various European cities on the weekends)
- One of the best experiences of my life was bartending at a Chinese theater during a gap year
- I once spontaneously flew to Hawaii to work on a tropical fruit farm
- I collect weird earrings and vintage postcards from Asia
- Halloween is my favorite holiday
Feel free to reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org. Ciao.