Education

Information about my academic career.

Degrees

B.S. Electrical Engineering

I studied electrical engineering at the University of Maryland from fall 2014 to spring 2021. I took a break from classes to work as an engineering intern at NASA during my fourth year. I graduated with an emphasis in controls; my senior year included several undergraduate courses related to control theory and applied controls.

In spare time during semesters and academic breaks, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Maryland's Space Systems Lab. I primarily developed software to operate and control the lab's robotic manipulators. I enjoyed earning my open-water (scuba) certification to help with the lab's neutral buoyancy research!

M.S. Aerospace Engineering

I began my M.S. degree in the fall immediately following my undergraduate graduation, and completed my M.S. degree in May 2021. My academic focus was Space Systems, though I also took a substantial number of courses relating to control theory and flight control. I worked as the Space Systems Lab lead software developer in my second year of graduate school. I developed the lab's kinematics and manipulator control interfaces using C++ and the Robot Operating System.

Internships

NASA JSC

I worked as an intern at NASA's Johnson Space Center continuously from fall 2017 through summer 2018, and every summer following through 2020. I had the pleasure of exploring several roles, including as an avionics engineer and as a flight operations support engineer. I then worked four internships with an aerospace controls group, and solidified my love for developing flight software and analysis software.

Harris Corporation

I worked as a radio-frequency engineer for Harris Corporation in the summer of 2016. I independently wrote automation software using Visual Basic to complete a 20-hour data organization task in less than two minutes. I worked with another intern to implement an ITU rain attenuation model using MATLAB and C#.

SRI International

In the summer of 2015 I helped to annotate data for machine learning engineers. I also worked with another intern to develop a near-infrared LED array circuit board for gaze tracking applications.