Hi! I'm Cathy. Nice to meet you :)

I am a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing Mechanical Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction double major, with an interest in developing engineering solutions with a user-focused design, especially in the field of wearable technology, consumer electronics, and robotics.

During my last third years at CMU, I continuously seek answers to these questions: How can I create opportunities that allow people to achieve their full potential? And how can technology be a facilitator to human connections with each other and with the world around us?

Incoming fellow at IDEO CoLab for summer 2019. Say Hi to me in SF!

contact + resume



Future Interfaces Group - Researcher

Spring 2019

Engaging in mechanical design and user research for a haptic feedback device which allows users to experience a resistive force when colliding with a virtual reality environment.

Magic Leap - Systems Engineering Intern

June - August 2018

Build and prototype tests to characterize human input that supports the launch of the first product of Magic Leap.

Klatzky Lab - Student Researcher

Fall 2017 - present

Developing a texture simulation device with potential VR applications. Designing magnitude estimation experiments to explore haptic feedback.

CMU Fundamentals of Programming Course Staff - Teaching Assistant


Lead recitations twice a week, prepare review sessions, and office hours. Mentor student term project and grade quizzes, exams and homework.

Tangdi Information Technology Co., Ltd - Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - July 2016

Design and improve structural parts of mobile service robots. Researched obstacle detection methods such as SLAM and LiDAR.


Engineers Without Borders Zimbabwe Project - Project Lead

Spring 2017 - present

Leading a team of 30 students that implemented solar street lights and designs biogas cooking systems for schools in Nyadire, Zimbabwe.

Article: Students Making an Impact in a “Big Way, Far Away”

Article: Solar lights increase security at Nyadire Mission

Impact CMU EXPO - Program lead

Spring 2017

Leading CMU’s biggest social good expo that showcases local and global impact of student projects. Guest speakers include Provost of CMU.

University Leadership Student Advisory Council - Board Member

Fall 2018

Providing insight and counsel to senior leadership of the university about the student experience at Carnegie Mellon..


SURG (Small Undergrad Research Grant) Award

Fall 2018

Dean's List

Fall 2018, Fall 2017