It has always been a goal of mine to pursue a career as a design engineer and entrepreneur. I applied to college for engineering hoping to one day become part of a great technological achievement. I am currently at Northeastern University pursuing my PhD. in Industrial Engineering.
I wanted to become an engineer because of my love of photography. I applied to college wanting to design digital cameras; to be able to improve upon and advanced the digital technologies of the future. I began photographing anything and everything when I was 15 years old. As I honed my skills as a film photographer, digital photography became the apparent next generation. So as a result, I adapted to digital photography and learned the computer programs associated with digital photography. Since the age of 16, I have developed my private photography business primarily focusing on families and their young children.
I successfully completed a Dual Degree Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. I graduated on May 19, 2007, a year before the expected date. In August 2009, I completed a Master of Science in Technological Entrepreneurship – a business program that focused on early stage companies and product development.
As a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, my research under Dr. Ibrahim Zeid has focused on how to improve the quality of chronic wound health care through the quantification of the health of a wound. The objective of my Ph.D. research was to design and validate a mathematical predictive algorithm and system that can measure the progress of healing a wound and determine whether the current treatment appears to help or hinder the healing process. In addition to my Ph.D. research, I am also the full-time research assistant on a National Science Foundation ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) grant that focused on the development of Engineering-Based Learning pedagogy through the professional development of high school teachers.
When all is said and done, I use all my skills to create images no one else can master.
PhotoEngineering is my creation and expertise.