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Yasmin Chavez

471 Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA 02139 ychavez@mit.edu 479790-8987


EDUCATION
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Robotics, GPA:
4.4/5.0
June 2018
Relevant Coursework: Elements of Structures, Dynamics, Systems & Controls,
Electronics for Mechanical Engineers, Measurement & Instrumentation,
Thermodynamics, Engineering Materials

PROJECT EXPERIENCE
MIT MEDIA LAB - PERSONAL ROBOTS GROUP
Cambridge, MA
Huggable: A New Type of Robotic Companion
June 2016-Present

Orchestrated the Solidworks redesign & assembly of the 6 th iteration of a social robot
created to relieve anxiety in hospitalized children. Efforts were in collaboration with 3
consulting engineers & 1 colleague
Fabricated electronics testing tool to evaluate function of new power distribution
boards
Coordinated $50,000 worth of purchasing & fabrication taking cost & lead time into
consideration
Developed documentation on common lab practices to increase sustainability of
project

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY


Cambridge, MA

Show & Till Kit: Till Day-Habilitation Center Tactile Communication Kit
September 2015-December 2015

Designed & fabricated a 3D printed communication kit that allowed user


customization
Kit was equipped with audio & recording capabilities, 4 attachment methods,
Obtained a final estimated cost of $150 compared to ~$560 cost of similar, lessequipped items

LEADERSHIP & ACTIVITY


MAES: LATINOS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Cambridge, MA
Vice President of Marketing
January 2015-Present

Created effective marketing material such as club brochures, event flyers &
community outreach t-shirts
Managed Facebook account to maintain interest in club activities; redesigned &
launched new website
Received 5/5 star Facebook page rating & increased page traffic by 200%

LATINO CULTURAL CENTER


Cambridge, MA

Director of Operations
2015-May 2016

August

Corresponded with & delegated event responsibilities to 5 partner organizations;


managed 60+ volunteer teams; Increased attendance in our biggest event with over
260 participants
Organized 10 years of documentation & developed template documents to maintain
consistency & organization
Founded & lead a restructuring sub-committee focused on the development of a
proposal for the improvement of the overall structure & policies

CHILEAN YOUNG PHYSICIST TOURNAMENT


Santiago, Chile
Research Monitor
2015-August 2015

June

Developed & presented a weeks worth of lessons to provide 20 students with the
knowledge of group dynamics, the scientific method, & basic physics necessary to
begin experimentation
Supervised a group of 6 students in their research to solve 2 open-ended physics
problems
Resulted in a first place certificate out of 6 teams in the inaugural National Chilean
Young Physicist Tournament

SKILLS

SOFTWARE: Proficient in Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, Photoshop, NI Multisim,


Matlab, Arduino

LANGUAGE: Bilingual in English & Spanish, Python (Proficient), C++ (Basic),


HTML+CSS (Basic)

MACHINING: Trained in Lathe, CNC Mill, Band saw, Water jet, Laser Cutter, 3D printing
& manual drafting