Student Profile
'you Must Do The Thing You Think You Cannot Do


Montserrat, West Indies

Undergraduate Work

Architectural Technology, Institute of Design and Construction, 1996
Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, 2004
Science in Architecture Studies, MIT, 2006

Degree Candidate

PhD Candidate, Design and Computation

Interest Area

As a PhD candidate in the Design and Computation program, my interests predominantly focus on the dissemination of technologies as accessible platforms for improving global development. The investigation is tailored towards the flexibility of CAD/CAM technologies for cultural and geographical invention/innovation to enable local production.

Thesis Topic

Collective distributed manufacturing: design and computation as context for global access and development.

Career Ambition

The ultimate ambition is to make a scalable impact; to embed a new way of interdisciplinary thinking for the purpose of challenging the pragmatic issues that perpetually stagnate global development.

Why MIT?

MIT significantly supports carving the global vision and methods of impacting. MIT is an environment that maintains global focus. It is a community that drives you to think “outside yourself”. There is a “special” energy at MIT that keeps you engaged in scalable issues; where diversity congregates to work on common theses.


You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt?US Diplomat & Reformer (1884 - 1962)