Sean Sketch, MS ’15, is a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering. He works with Dr. Allison Okamura in the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab, seeking to understand the link between sensory and motor impairments that result from stroke and design haptics-based rehabilitative devices. Outside of the lab and classroom, he has two passions: distance running and sleight-of-hand magic. He competed for a New Balance team in Silicon Valley during the beginning of his time at Stanford, specializing in the 5K, and has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians since 2006. Sean was born and bred in Durham, NC to two Midwestern parents. He is a (Duke) blue-bleeding basketball fan without a trace of Southern twang.