Needham, MA

Consumer Product Development Intern,
Shark R&D

From June to December 2020, I interned at SharkNinja, a leading manufacturer of home appliances, in Needham, MA. I was a Consumer Product Development Intern on the Shark R&D team, taking new products from the prototype stage to mass-manufacturing.

During my internship, I led early-stage development on specific product features for some of Shark’s 2021 offerings- this involved iteratively designing, prototyping, and testing parts and assemblies. Some of this work ended up on a filed patent application that I am listed as an inventor on, and the nozzle was launched in the Japanese market as the EVOPOWER System.

My role also involved creating and executing testing plans (DOE) to diagnose current product issues with the goal of performing running changes to existing SKUs. Lastly, I worked with the Operations team as well as prototyping vendors and OEMs to improve SharkNinja’s in-house and purchased rapid prototyping capabilities.

The EVOPOWER System was launched in Japan in October 2021- I helped develop the floor nozzle, whose advanced single-brushroll design allows effective suction of debris of varying sizes across all floor types in a lightweight, maneuverable footprint ideal for the global vacuum market. 

Watertown, MA

Materials Print Intern

In Summer 2019, I interned at Markforged, a leading manufacturer of metal and composite 3D printers, as part of their Materials team.

While at Markforged, I created the DOE for an extensive study looking into filament compatibility with Markforged’s lineup of composite 3D printers. This involved use of testing equipment for dynamic mechanical analysis, tensile testing, and rheology, among others. I also assisted in development of Onyx ESD, an Onyx chopped-fiber filament variant with static-dissipative properties, as well as created and redesigned software and hardware tools used internally within the Materials team to improve efficiency.

Elyria, OH

Engineering Intern, Global Power Engineering

June 2018 - August 2018

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In Summer 2018, I interned at Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), a leading manufacturer of non-acute medical devices, as part of the Concept Engineering team on the Global Power Engineering group.

While at Invacare, I assisted in the mechanical design and prototyping of a new low-cost, modular power wheelchair, complying with FDA regulations, to enter manufacturing starting mid-2019. I also helped design potential solutions to constrain vital components to pass the ANSI/RESNA standard 20G crash test, and worked with the QA team to investigate drive motor testing plans after import.