Education (of myself)

Boston University School of Management
Boston, MA (2010-2013)
MBA, Entrepreneurship – graduated with honors
  • Created a business plan for Bloom Owl, an app for teachers to record and report qualitative classroom observations for improved analysis.  Developed go-to-market strategy and pricing plans from user interviews and survey data.  Entered 2012 MassChallenge competition and used feedback to fine-tune business plan and make decisions regarding viability of product.
  • Created business plan for HeadCheck, a smartphone app for concussion awareness using existing sensors to administer baseline response tests and post-collision response tests for comparison.
  • Shared conference live-tweeting strategies and conference insights on the BU MBA student blog for Yale Education Leadership Conference.
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor Jay Kim on 14-day Asian Field Seminar of Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.  Assisted with logistics, “blog“, and digital photo collection.  “Blog” access in China was…not shockingly…spotty.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA (1995-2001)
S.M. Ocean Engineering (Marine Robotics)
S.B. Ocean Engineering, minor in Music Composition
  • Collected and analyzed sonar data to model mobile robot navigation and localization.  Advisor wanted to call the robot (and may have actually called the robot) Leo.  My lab-mate Rick and I named it Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
  • Part of a team that designed and built autonomous underwater vehicle, Autolycus, to be used as a modular teaching tool.  Team won the SNAME 1998 National Undergraduate Paper Award.  
  • Teaching Assistant, 13.010 Introduction to Ocean Engineering
  • Graduate Resident Advisor and “house mom”, Theta Chi Fraternity
  • Sports writer, MIT Tech (newspaper)
  • MIT Varsity Women’s Sailing Team, IYCRA 1998 Women’s National Championship.
  • Intramural Sports:  hockey, volleyball, softball, innertube water polo, pool, bowling
  • MIT Concert Choir & Chamber Choir, alto & soloist
  • MIT Chorallaries (a cappella).  Winner, ICCA 2003 Northeast Semifinal, Best Arrangement, “1000 Oceans,” by Tori Amos.  Business Manager, Art Director, soloist for Poker Face.
Classes I took “for fun” at Harvard Extension School
  • Spring 2005 – coursework to enhance classroom instruction: Principles of Genetics, General Chemistry II
  • Fall 2009 & Spring 2010 – coursework to prepare for additional graduate studies: Advanced Topics in Data Networking, Principles of Finance, Organizational Behavior