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Jessica S

- Research Program Mentor

MBA candidate at University of Chicago


Software Engineering, Personal Finance, Investing


Hi, I'm Jessica. My undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. I have experience in prototyping and product design, especially in the intersection between hardware and software products. I worked as a technology consultant for large tech companies in Boston before moving to Chicago to pursue my MBA in business strategy and management. I current work as a software engineer - developing websites and applications! I enjoy tinkering and rapid prototyping to create fun personal projects - such as a dancing robot. I also enjoy pondering about economic policy and we can do to promote positive social impact. I'd love to mentor students who are curious and would like to create a technology-driven product together!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Self-Serving Boba Machine!

Want to impress your friends this summer and serve them a cook drink? Let's build a self-serving boba machine. Taking a simple microcontroller, can we make a rough prototype of a device that can combine all the ingredients in the right proportion to serve the best tasting boba ever? I don't know but let's try it!

Personal Website

Build a personal website completely form scratch, using Javascript, Html, Css, and React. We can also leverage Python and Sql for more complex websites that can store and process data.

Coding skills

Python, React, Javascript, HTML, CSS, C#, SQL

Languages I know


Teaching experience

I was a teaching assistant for robotics, material science and mechanical engineering for the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach for the past 3 years. The program was for local middle school and high school students to get exposure to STEM subjects.


Work experience

McMaster Carr (2020 - Current)
Software Engineer
Accenture (2018 - 2020)
Senior Technology Analyst


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
Mechanical Engineering
University of Chicago
MBA Master of Business Administration candidate
Business Strategy

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