I am an assistant professor at the biomedical engineering department, University of Southern California (started Fall 2019). I am originally from Iran, and moved to US for graduate studies. I received my B.S. in chemistry from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. I moved to Twin Cities to purse my graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, department of chemistry. I joined the research group of Prof. Philippe Buhlmann, and worked on electrochemical devices for sensing and energy storage, and use of fluorous compounds as novel materials for improving selectivity of potentiometric sensors. I completed my PhD studies in 2016, and accepted a position as postdoctoral at Harvard University. At Harvard, I worked in the research group of Prof. George Whitesides developing affordable diagnostic devices to make healthcare and analysis accessible to all. I am committed to excellence in both research and education. Towards the end of my graduate studies, I started a YouTube channel called “Surviving and Thriving in Higher Education”, dedicated to training students on soft skills, technical skills, and the strategies for maintaining well-being in graduate education. I still manage this channel, hoping to make graduate mentoring accessible to all. This channel currently has more than 33,000 subscribers, and a million views total.