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July Pittsburgh friends visit for my birthday

July Free tickets to the Seattle Art Fair

July Visited the Quietest Room on Earth at Microsoft

July Vancouver for a weekend

July Steph's beautiful wedding with incredible food & dancing

July Sunbreak with LA friends 

June Listened to Jaron Lanier speak and demoed at HCAIX MSR day

June Visited Olympic NP

June FORKS! Twilight photo ops and visited the twilight museum

June Candy visits, and we drive the Olympic Loop over a few days

June Appeared in a Tony's commercial for CMU for 300ms

June Surprised Srin in Atlanta for her karoake birthday

June Jake teaches me to sail

Summer Intern with the EPIC team at Microsoft Research

May Visited Glacier NP (and did freezing hikes)

May Spent the ENTIRE day at Meow Wolf Convergence Station Denver

May Visited World's Largest Truck Stop in Iowa

May Cross country road trip with Swap and Alex: Pgh -> Chicago -> Iowa -> Nebraska -> Denver -> Glacier -> Spokane -> Seattle

May Lilian's graduation @ UIUC

May Steph's bachelorette in Cancun - super fun

May Lilian's graduation @ UIUC

May Parents visited me in Pittsburgh for first time

May Got 2nd at Mario's Southside trivia B)

April Beta tested an immersive AR art exhibit for the Shed

April Friends hosted a super fun cross Pittsburgh, all day scavenger hunt

April Went up the Airport Control Tower of Allegheny airport

April Acted in the SCS Musical - Thomas Jefferson in Cabinet Battle #1

April Watched Melissa Villasenor live at CMU

April Hosted AMC Beer Math Round 2 - got 2nd place this time

Spring Learned woodworking. Made a laptop stand, phone stand, crate, and folding stool!

February Interviewed for several Cut Keep it 100 videos

January Maggie wrote/hosted a murder mystery dinner, where I got away with murder

January Rabbit hole symposium - 5 minute presentations on random topics. I presented body modifications.

January Rode the Duquesne incline for the first time

January LeiOut with Columbia friends


December Hawaii trip with family (Everyone got sick by the 3rd day :( )

December Tahoe trip with Mrinal, Abby, Jake, and Blaine.

December Flew to Tampa to stay on a resort and attend Jake's cousin's wedding

November ICMI in Bangalore, first time in India! Street markets, brain museum (touched real organs), incredible food

October UIST in Bend, Oregon. Great keynote by Ted Chiang, and a beautiful hike at Smith Rock.

October Went to my first ever wedding - Jake & Paige

October Acadia fall break trip with Daphne, Mateo, Swapnil, and Rohan

October First ever RI PhD retreat at Seven Springs

October Ravi hosts Dall-E game night where we guess the Dall-E prompt

October Published an article in XRDS (Designing for Haptics)

September Hosted a ramen tasting / ranking party with 11 random brands, then statistically ranked them

September Went to THE Angry Orchard (with Funk)

August Bridesmaid dress shopping with Steph in Seattle

August Spelunked at Craters of the Moon NP

August Toured the world's first nuclear power plant, EBR-I

August Drove through Yellowstone in the dark - saw some geysers

August Visited Grand Teton NP

August Saw Mt. Rushmore

August Visited Badlands NP and Wall Drug

August Stopped in Vivian, South Dakota

August Went in the world's largest Corn Palace

August Toured the Mall of America and House of Balls in Minneapolis

August Drove cross country Pittsburgh → Seattle. Illinois -> Wisconsin -> South Dakota -> Wyoming -> Idaho ->Washington

August Visit Grounds for Sculpture and cool Ringing Rocks park

July Pittsburgh friends visit for my birthday

July Wildwood with NYC friends

July Pull Gestures accepted to ICMI

July NBC vid on Today Show

July NBC vid on Nightly News w/ Lester Holt. He says "wow"!

July NBC came to film our lab because of MouthHaptics

July Made a “Birds Aren’t Real” poster on a Risograph machine

Summer Lived in NYC, working at Meta Reality Labs

April First ever in person conference, CHI 2022 in New Orleans

April Get interviewed by many news sources about MouthHaptics

April I got honorable mention for NSF GRFP

March MouthHaptics wins BEST PAPER at CHI!

March Visited the Mapparium in Boston

March Spring break Boston trip with Mateo and Jake

March Biked circles in the Point State Park fountain, and climbed in center

February Hosted a “drinking & AMC” competition, where you get points for beer or math

January Got used billboard sign right off the posts, made art (pants, vest, etc.)


November Hiked Pittsburgh’s northside stairs, 16 miles and 237 flights

November Two CHI Paper acceptances! (MouthHaptics & ControllerPose)

November Tried out for USA Worlds Beach Ultimate Team! Was a great experience but really hard

November Skived on work w/ Chris & Craig to raft

October Human Spider for Halloween

Fall Learned glass blowing

September Helped run Pinnacle, Olympics of Hackathons

September FarOut Touch wins best paper at SUI :)

July Played college survivor, made the merge!! but then got 8th place after being voted most likely to win

Spring First paper acceptance! FarOut Touch @ SUI

January Wasp stung my EYE


October Schwartz Entrepreneurial Fellow at CMU

October Match with Chris Harrison of Future Interfaces Group - his welcome gift is a lockpicking set

August Started my PhD in Robotics @ CMU

August Drove cross country, from LA to Pittsburgh, taking Southern route

March Walked top to bottom of Manhattan, 16 miles

February Attended Almighty Opp, weird puppet show in LA

February Road trip to NM for MeowWolf

Spring Worked backstage on Avenger’s campus for months

Spring Worked as Disney imagineer on the Spiderman webshooters ride


December Featured singing into Karoake mic on James Corden. Also won a T-shirt for my enthusiasm during the show

November Bugible Thanksgiving! 18 course meal with every dish made with bugs

September Was on Let’s Make a Deal! They asked me a "quick cash question" (show me something in your bag with fruit) but I failed...

Fall Worked at Conservation X Labs 

Fall Worked at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research on an autonomous animal (polar bear) monitoring system

September Learned to walk on stilts (BM)

September Tickled by a professional dominatrix (BM)

September Climbed on Thunderdome while on shrooms (BM)

September Attended Burning Man: Metamorphasis

August Got stuck on ocean with Thai man trying to scam us

July Prostrated for 1.5 hours up a temple on Mt. Putuo

July Spent an entire week with ZERO communciation

July Learned KungFu with Shaolin Monks, both 8 trigrams and 12 forms

July Shaved head bald

July Lived at the South Shaolin Monastery in Fujian for a month

June Visited abandoned Buddhist Hell theme park, Har Paw villa

Spring Learned to Fence (PE)

February Watched Physicist Brian Greene record Light Falls,  live

January Learned a lot at the Disgusting Food Museum

January Toured the Hiroshi Ishiguro Labs, where I voiced a humanoid robot and held a robot baby


September Attended Grace Hopper as Microsoft Scholar

August Worked overnight at Disney’s California Adventure for two weeks

July Met Grant Imahara at Stuntronics demo

Summer - Fall Worked at Disney Research

June Microsoft Sponsor Prize at Capitol360

May Clefhangers sang at graduation, Roar Lions Roar

May Facebook F8 hackathon as F8 fellow

April Met Dominique Ansel and got a private tech tour!

April Second tattoo: SOTG (frisbee) on wrist. Designed myself.

March Had dinner next to the Prince of Lichtenstein

March Presented XPerience on international Catholic TV

March Explained VR to the Cardinal of Science (who didn’t speak English)

March Finalist at VHacks, Hackathon at the Vatican!

February Watched Martha Stewart live... she SUCKS

January Watched Trevor Noah live


December Alfred Aho last ever class (now a Turing Award winner)

October SWE Conference

October Ada Lovelace Fellow at the OSHWA Conference in Denver

September Nude modelled for figure drawing club

September Modelled in CultureShock

September Top 10 finalist at HackMIT for SmartBike, an embedded systems bike kit with various sensors + taillights

August Spent a month with nonprofit CodePhil in Lavazares, Philippines

July Got an NFC microchip embedded in my hand

July Went to DEFCon

June Watched the US Sumo Open with some of the world’s best

June Competed in A16Z Battle of the Hacks

Summer Worked at NASA JPL for the Mars Sample Return mission

April Was FB friends with and chatted Martin Shkreli

February Ran CodeDay NY near the FlatIron

February Met Charles Duke, astronaut from Apollo 16

February Attended West Point Military Ball

February Ran DevFest with Tristan Harris as keynote

January 2nd place at PennApps


November Hung out with Awkwafina again, this time at CSC Lunar Gala

November Convinced guard to lead me to roof of tallest Dallas building

November Ran Dallas CodeDay

October Ran the Columbia Makerspace MakerFaire booth at World MakerFaire

September Intel Sponsor prize at HackMIT

July Saw Muay Thai worlds

July Visited Chan in Vietnam, tried turtle for the first time

Summer Played on HK National Women’s Ultimate Team

Summer Studied abroad at HKUST

April Attended NASA Space Apps NYC

April Finally got the tattoo I’ve wanted for 5 years. Fire on collarbone

February Hung out with Awkwafina at a concert at Barnard, sang on stage with her


September Modelled in AAA CultureShock 

January Learned to walk on ball, spin plates, juggle