I love starting the week off with a morning coastal walk. I put on a podcast or bring along a family member/friend for a short walk to start the day off right.
I spend most of my day working through my thesis (big year-long project) in the labs. This involves designing a robot aimed at helping neuroscience researchers understand how humans feel a sense of touch.
This will one day be used to understand how hand movements are controlled and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives. It’s really rewarding to be able to do meaningful work and still have fun throughout the process.
Throughout the day I design how the robot will function, run lots of simulations to make sure it’s working as intended or implement the physical product by putting the different components together and coding the functionality with help from PhD students and researchers.
In the evening I go to my weekly life drawing class with my friends to unwind from studying and pick up a few new techniques.