Hi! I’m Kelly. Looks like you’ve found my portfolio. Welcome!
I call myself an “engineer with a right brain” as my love of design and the creative parallel my love of science and the technical. My decision to go into mechanical engineering began from my fascination with the products we interact with and use everyday.
As I began to develop my skills and career, I found myself gravitating toward complex systems and organizations with meaningful missions. Hence – small sats like Brown’s EQUISat and eventually Planet Labs. I spent my three years post grad from Brown working at Planet, designing the Dove spacecraft’s mechanical systems. Now I am working on another ‘stealth’ space project that will hopefully help those Doves get to orbit more easily and quickly.
The bummer about working in aerospace is the extra regulation called ITAR (International Trade and Arms Regulation) that prevents me from showing you all some cool space stuff on this site. But I can show off some of my side projects, school work and art! Reach out to me directly to hear more about some professional work that can’t be shown here.
Over my last couple of years in Silicon Valley I have lived the often trying life of a female engineer. It’s tricky, and to combat it I have focused a lot on developing inclusive workplaces. Aside from work, I am extremely passionate about getting children excited about science, learning new things, and creating. You can find my partner and me at the Box Shop in Hunter’s Point building robots like our Dodo!
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