|MIT Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Polina Anikeeva
Research Supervisor: Atharva Sahasrabudhe
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego
Hometown: San Diego, CA
My name is Jesse de Alva. I am a rising senior Electrical Engineering major at the University of California, San Diego. I have a passion for engineering and learning and have been an Instructional Assistant for the past couple years in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. In the future, I hope to use my skills to make a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives, in particular through the field of medical devices and prosthetics. Because of this, I am involved with research in the medical field at the GI Motility Laboratory where I focus on furthering diagnostic tools used for esophageal disorders. In my spare time I love to longboard, play Dungeons and Dragons, and especially build anything and everything I can. From woodworking and leatherwork to electronics and embroidery, I love to make things with my hands!