I’m an author, illustrator, and mechanical design engineer who is passionate about using creative approaches to engage kids with STEM. My debut novel, Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths (Innovation Press, 2021) is a STEM adventure in which the heroes use science and engineering to overcome goblins, ogres, and other magical creatures.
My professional illustration experience encompasses everything from drawing the projects in Hex Allen to designing themed art for robotics competitions. I've also done a number of freelance illustration projects, such as character design for an animated TV pitch.
In addition to my work as an author and illustrator, I have a BS and MS from MIT in mechanical engineering. Most recently, I worked as a mechatronics engineer at a robotics company. Before that, I was an engineer and artist for FIRST, a non-profit that runs robotics competitions to inspire students to pursue STEM.
When I’m not building robots, drawing cartoons, or championing STEM, I love hiking and rambling at length about my current favorite book, usually at the same time.