I am currently a first-year Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student in the Collective Embodied Intelligence lab at Cornell University. My research interests lie at the intersection of soft robotics and swarm behavior, and how they can be combined to complete tasks that would otherwise be impossible without a very large group of disposable robots. My goal is to exploit the simple manufacturing techniques of soft robotic actuators to develop completely soft, autonomous robotic swarms that can sense their surroundings through mechanical signal propagation and respond through appropriate actuation methods. Developing soft battery designs and improving their fabrication methods will also improve the energy storage and conversion technologies necessary for soft robotic swarms. The development of these robots will lead to innovations in energy conversion methods, nano-manufacturing technologies, mechanical sensing, and increase our understanding of naturally-occurring collective behavior phenomena.