Hi! My name is Sam Gao. I’m a rising senior at CMU finishing up my degrees in Industrial Design and Human Computer Interaction. I love tinkering, inventing, and building. Most of all, I love learning. While in school, I worked on a couple of projects related to children: a virtual invention tutor, a physical plush toy, and a family fitness product. I also make small crochet creatures! I don’t have many pictures of myself but here’s a cluster of fun things I’ve made in the past!
I’ve always believed that a person’s childhood sets them up for the rest of their lives. I want to be a part of creating positive experiences for kids and creating stronger bonds within a family.
I heard about AE Dreams from a friend and immediately knew I wanted to be a part of developing our little turtle friend. Growing up, my sister and I lived away from each other and sent mail back and forth every couple of weeks or months. It was always exciting to see the little blue envelopes my sister sent in the mailbox. I’m excited to be a part of developing Turtle Mail into a fun little box of magic and memories for kids and parents 🙂