Kevin is passionate about human-centered design. He is a Robotics Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan, researching how to support trust and transparency in high-risk human-robot systems, such as aerospace, medical, and military systems. He was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the Department of Defense and a Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship from the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).
Kevin leverages his background in human-centered design in both the robotics community and the Jewish community. He founded and led Michigan's Jewish graduate student organization, more than tripling the engagement of Jewish graduate students at Michigan Hillel and initiating projects that brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars of new investments in graduate student-led initiatives. Kevin was the first graduate student to serve on the Hillel International Board of Directors in nearly a decade, and he initiated and led itrek's first peer-led to trip to Israel for STEM graduate students. He received the University of Michigan's 2019 Graduate Student of the Year Leadership Award and a College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award.
Kevin graduated with departmental distinction in mechanical engineering from Duke University and was President of the Duke Jewish Student Union. He was elected the 2014 DC Jewish Guy of the Year by GatherDC, founded the DC Design Workshop, and was a Moishe House Ignite Fellow and Moishe House Without Walls Host.