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Bettina giving a speech

2018 - Giving a speech at the MIT Black Graduate Celebration
Image Credit: Corban Swain Photography

A bit about me...

At Georgia Tech

I’m currently pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech with a focus in energy, mechanical design and equity as a member of the Engineering Design Research Lab (EDRL). In addition to my schoolwork and research, I am active within the Georgia Tech graduate student community. I’m leading the mechanical engineering graduate student mental health committee and on the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council. I am also currently the president of the Fellowship of Christian Graduate Students .


Before coming to Georgia Tech, I received my Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT with a humanities concentration in Mandarin. While at MIT, I became involved in community-building, student support and mental health. I was a co-founder of MIT's Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week and the head of the food insecurity team for the Class Awareness, Support and Equality (CASE) student group. It was at MIT that I discovered my passion for creating tech that promotes equity. Overall, I hope to empower others through my work.


My interests span from science and tech to videography and graphic design. As an engineering student working in sustainability, I believe it's important for us to better communicate with the public and be effective teachers. These goals require us to continuously build our skillset, so I aspire to be a lifelong learner, myself! At the moment, I am teaching myself web programming (i.e., this website) and exploring podcasting (coming soon). Check out some of the projects I've worked on!

Curriculum Vitae

This website acts as an online CV. If you would like to download my regular CV, you can find it here:

Bettina's CV