Prior to joining HFZ, I studied Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and minored in Criminology, Law, and Justice. Outside of regular coursework, I worked on developing many wearable technology devices such as a COVID smart mask, a continuous ECG monitor, and a typing glove to assist the visually impaired. During my time at UIC, I was involved in the Society of Women Engineers, Girls Who Code, and the Pre-Law Society, all of which allowed me to explore the union between technology and the legal field that is Intellectual Property Law. I also interned for the Chicago Tenants Rights Law Group and assisted the firm’s attorneys with court preparations and client intakes.
As a Patent Engineer at HFZ, I have the unique opportunity of leveraging my technical background in Computer Science to help drive innovation across all fields, by way of the preparation and prosecution of patents.