I wanted to change the world; I always did. That idea carries through to today where I want to find ways to save the planet and make sustainability a priority.
What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
When I was younger, all I wanted to do was be an artist. I was always good at math and science but loved to make things and use the creative side of my personality. As time went on, I realized I was much better in the STEM field and it would give me much more opportunities than just art. I had teachers tell me that I wasn't at the academic level needed for more advanced classes, but I pushed my way into those classes and got A's. I continued striving for greatness and decided I wanted to become a physicist, dropping the idea of being an artist. However, once I got to high school, I started to realize engineering was for me. In engineering, I had the math and science skills, but I could also utilize my creative side. Engineering wasn't enough though. I wanted to change the world; I always did. That idea carries through to today where I want to find ways to save the planet and make sustainability a priority.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream job would be working in the energy production sector as an engineer. I'd prefer to be working to make nuclear a safe and more viable option, but anywhere in sustainable energy would make me happy. I also want to travel, or at least have the option to travel.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
I held numerous in BSA and earned the rank of Eagle Scout, I was also captain of the football team and a leader of multiple clubs at school. Currently, I am still acting as a leader within design projects at school and with the Boy Scout Troop that I was part of.
Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.
Our capstone project started off rough with many ideas thrown around and only a few sticking. The team was very fun and outgoing; we were always working hard but still having fun. We found that inspiration for our project comes from the most unexpected of places (the shape of a hot tub). We all worked together to find ways to make the idea possible and market it. Once it was all finished, the Capstone project went flawlessly; all issues had been addressed.
How will you use this experience to advance your personal goals?
The experience has definitely made me a stronger leader and made me much more passionate. My experience will allow me to have insight into more areas and able to apply my new-found knowledge in a variety of situations.
Where and When would you go in a time machine? Why?
I'm stuck between some place in the future, or Europe in past...However the 60s does have A LOT of appeal to me