About Me

Hi, My name is Yil! I studied in Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and I double majored in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Robotics Engineering (RBE) with a minor in Computer Science (CS). Although I am a Dominican-Belgian, I identify myself as a third cultural kid with homes all around the globe.

I love exploring new ideas and challenging myself constantly! Most of my friends and family would describe me as someone who is outgoing, and full of energy. And they are not wrong! But I also have an introverted side in me that strives for constant learning and self-growth. I am very devoted to anything I do, especially in personal projects and with schoolwork. This quality of mine allows me to always stay focused on my work and push myself beyond the set expectations.

Experiences and Skills

TCK and World Traveler

Third Cultural Kid: I am from both the Dominican Republic and Belgium, however I grew up in Southeast Asia.
Languages: I am fluent in English and Spanish, intermediate in French and a beginner in Vietnamese. I am also currently learning Russian!
Home Countries: Previous to coming to Worcester, MA, USA, I've lived in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore.

Computer Languages & Systems

Computer Languages: I am proficient in using Java, C/C++, and HTML/CSS, and have a working knowledge with Python.
Development Environments: I am proficient in using the Arduino IDE, and the Eclipse IDE
Operating Systems and Terminal: I am profient in using the Microsoft Windows OS and the Command Terminal, and I have working knowledge of the Linux OS, the Linux Terminal, and ROS.

Software & Concepts

Engineering Software: For circuit simulations, I'm proficient in using Multisim, Pspice, and have a limited knowledge with Cadence. I enjoy using and I am proficient in using MATLAB. For Schematic Layout and PCB Design, I've used DipTrace and EasyEDA which are both free tools.
Design Software: I have previously worked with the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects), as well as 3DS Max and Maya for 3D Animation
Engineering Concepts: Analog Integrade Circuit Design (ECE 4902), Diodes and Transistor Applications (ECE 2201), High and Low pass filters (ECE 2019), Power Electronics (ECE 3503), Operational Amplifier Design (ECE 3204), Control Systems (ECE 3012), Algorithms (CS 2223), Artificial Intelligence (CS 4341), DH Parameters and Jacobians (RBE 3001), and Robotic Navigation and Communication (RBE 3002).


Electronics: I have extensive experience in using Electronic Lab Insturments such as Oscilloscopes, Digital Multimeters, Function Generators, and Power Supplies, and I have experience in soldering through hole components as well as surface mount components.
Microcontrollers: I have used the Arduino in multiple projects, and the MSP430 for an embedded systems course (ECE 2049).


Sports: I enjoy playing Volleyball as blocker/spiker, and enjoy Swimming and Mountain Biking for a relaxing experience.
Art: There's not a time in the day where I am not doodling. I like to draw, sculpt, and create animations. When I'm out with friends and family, I like to capture memories with my Polaroid Camera.
Certifications: Advanced Scuba Diver and Solidworks Associate Mechanical Design

Quotes I live by

Silver Rule, Confucius: "Don't do to other's what you don't want others to do to you."
Jack Reacher, Lee Child: "Expect the worst, hope for the best."