Aurélie's Open Road


    Code Trip


    Boston, MA


Postdoctoral Associate
MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

“Ask questions and be curious, because if you’re facing a challenge, you’re certainly not the only one who’s faced that same challenge.”


Numbers Technology


Community Courage Opportunity Choices Experience Transitions Confidence Desire Doubt Honesty Pressure Support & Encouragement Success Determination Goals Dedication Education Exploration Failure Fear Focus Hard Work Inspiration


Building Things


asking questions, balance, coding, computer programing, computer science, diversity, engineering, giving back, learning, learning experiences, luck, math, mechanical engineering, minority, mistakes, physics, potential, representing-community, strength, uncertainty


  • When she was a kid, she always wanted to learn; by the age of eight, she was aware of MIT and knew she wanted to go.
  • Her family never had the money to buy a computer growing up, so she bought her first computer at age 18.
  • Her love of learning has translated into her studying many different areas, including physics, math, mechanical engineering, and material sciences.
  • When she was an undergraduate, her class was made up of only about 10 percent women.
  • As a result, the women realized that they had to bond together, share their experiences, and help support each other through their classes.
  • Because of the support she found in her female study group, she decided to co-found PATRONNÈ, a lifestyle and advice magazine and a community for professional women.
  • Says it’s important to talk to others about their experiences in order to see what’s out there so you can see what’s out there and what’s possible.
  • Currently uses coding to study the effects of trauma on human tissues at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

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