Where did you complete your undergraduate degree?
Washington University in St. Louis and Pepperdine University

What played into your decision to get a graduate engineering degree?
As a Dual Degree student, it made sense to spend one more year for the payout of a graduate degree from an institution like WashU. Further, graduate degree in electrical engineering was the most logical step for me to advance my career, and provide advanced knowledge and understanding for principles I hope to apply in industry.

Why did you pick WashU?
Having just completed my undergraduate degree at WashU, it made sense to continue my graduate studies here. WashU offers a wide variety of advanced courses and flexible course requirements that would enable me to pursue my interests in and out of the department.

What was your favorite course and why?
My favorite course so far has been ESE 488: Signals and Communication Laboratory. This course brought together a lot of theory I had learned in previous courses and tools I had worked with in past internships.

Who is your favorite instructor and why?
I have had an extremely positive experience with most every professor at WashU, but my favorite professor has been Hiro Mukai. I took ESE 351: Signals and Systems with him in undergrad and through his course was able to build a solid foundation in the material used in most every upper-level electrical engineering course.

What advice would you give to a new student?
Don't be afraid to take the challenging courses! They often provide the most beneficial skills and tools you may use later in your career.

What is your favorite thing about St. Louis?
My favorite place in St. Louis is Forest Park. Concerts and festivals are often put on there during the warmer months, and it has museums and other attractions when it gets cold out!

Do you have any work history?
I interned at the NASA Glenn Research Center over the summer of 2016 and 2017. This is where I first got exposed to a variety of topics electrical engineering encompasses. After switching my major to electrical engineering, I spent the next two summers interning at SpaceX in L.A. Finally, I will be working part-time through the school year at Boeing here in St. Louis.

What are your plans for the future?
I hope to find a career that allows me to continue learning and developing skills that were first forged here at WashU!