Alice N.


Alice was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in Physics and graduated with honors. After graduating, Alice received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue her PhD at MIT in Mechanical Engineering. Her graduate research focused on bio-inspired design and fluid mechanics. She tackled questions such as "How do otters keep their fur dry to stay warm in cold water?" and "Why is it useful for a nectar drinking bat to have a hairy tongue?” Upon completing her PhD, Alice joined the teaching staff at MIT, teaching engineering courses on measurement and instrumentation, design, renewable energy, and materials science. 

Alice’s teaching specialities with Cambridge Coaching include mathematics, physics, and engineering. Additionally, she is passionate about encouraging young women to pursue STEM. She currently develops curriculum and teaches at the MIT Women’s Technology Program, a hands-on educational summer camp for high school girls to learn about Mechanical Engineering.

In her free time, Alice enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing the cello.


Education & Qualifications
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Chicago, BA in Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering