Prof. Takahashi received her Ph.D. in May 2012 from the University of Southern California, after receiving B.S. in 2004 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During her PhD study, she taught EE529, EE150L, EE326L and EE202L as a teaching assistant, winning a Best Teaching Assistant Honorable Mention Award in April 2011. Also, she taught EE570A and EE573A as an alternative lecturer with Prof. Prata. In addition to the teachings, Dr. Takashi carried out research in Prof. Steier's group, publishing papers on photonics, electro-optic polymers, and optical modulators/resonators. Moreover, Dr. Takahashi served the research community as a reviewer for journals and conferences and also as a member of Steering and Technical Program Committees for IEEE conferences.