Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet! I like to to use this space as both a showcase of my work and a time capsule of my thoughts. I find myself feeling perpetually reminicent on the past projects and and experiences I’ve had, and wanted a central place to showcase them ~ all with a bit of inner monologe.

Introduction ☀️

If we haven’t met yet, hi! I’m Aava, a 2A Systems Design Engineering Student studying at the University of Waterloo. I have many interests specifically relating to product and project development, and am working to build my skillset to work on intresting projects!

Projects + Experiences 💻

TLDR: summeries of below on my resume


  • Intellijoint Surgical
  • ecobee
  • Project Metropolis
  • ACED (extinct)
  • Kuris


  • Navcare: A shift route optimizer for Personal Support Workers, aiming to address daily time lost in commute Personal
  • Water Wheel: A water sensor system to help individuals keep better track of their water consumption
  • Knit: A video calling app that connects older adults with each other to connect and make new friendships! (Older adult omegle but more monitored and moderated)
  • Tora: Information app that connects grassroots activits with new activists to help onboard them onto movements effectively, trying to minimize the amount of misinformation spread on social media.

Curiosities 💭

  • Design for older adults and facilitation of intergenerational knowledge transfer
  • Sustainable work life balance
  • Anti hyper-attention society bulding
  • How to build a more sustainable tech society
  • How to build sustainable and welcoming multidiciplinary creator enviornments

Interests ✨

I have a vivid appreication for the animation film medium and love watching animated films, tv shows, and other forms of media. If you are the same, and have some reccomendations, please reach out! Here are some of my favorite works so far:

  • Fernanda Dias Artwork
  • One Day - Netflix Series
  • Blue Eye Samurai
  • Arcane
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Makoto Shinkai
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Love, Death, Robots

Reading List 📚

  • The Burnout Society (pending)
  • Atomic Habits
  • Kaikeyi
  • They Both Die at the End
  • The Nightingale
  • An Astronaught’s Guide to Life on Earth

Cool People 🍻

Meet some of my friends…