What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
I grew up in a family full of engineers, so naturally my desires laid in such a profession as well. My father was an Electrical and Computer Engineer who would always build random trinkets and devices with me, as well as doing home repairs, so I grew up always learning well above my age group. Growing up with a family of engineers gave me a DIY mindset and I always strived to learn new things and improve what I already have. I was a freelance designer for 3D modelling and video effects due to this, the resident "Repair Guy" in my friend groups, a singer and guitar player who performed in bars and cafes, the Tech Crew Head in the Eastdale Theatre Company, and played on numerous sports teams through the years due to said mindset. The best way to sum up who I am is to say that I am someone who never wants to stop improving himself and going on new and exciting adventures.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream job would have to be something that would be almost impossible to attain. I want to be able to have funding to just keep inventing new devices. The main problem with inventing is that the only way to continue to make money is to spend time patenting, marketing, and selling the devices. I, however, would like to just focus on constructing whatever my mind decides to in any given instance without the issue of funding.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
I was the Tech Crew Head in the Eastdale Theatre Company which involved training and overseeing approximately 12 Tech Crew members throughout five years. I was the Co-chair for two years and a general member for two years of my high school's Leadership and Camp Committee. This Committee was student run and brought over 100 students each year to a leadership camp at Camp Wenonah where the committee members would run leadership and team building workshops tailored to each individual student. I am also a Q Success Mentor at Queen's University. I take 3-4 students that are new to Queen's and mentor them throughout the year and assist them with any and all troubles they face in their first year at University.
The best way to sum up who I am is to say that I am someone who never wants to stop improving himself and going on new and exciting adventures.
Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.
My groups Capstone project was to design a housing to place of manure pits to harness the released methane and use it as a power source.
How will you use this experience to advance your personal goals?
After experiencing how sustainable Iceland was with their energy production and fuel usage it has given me some interesting ideas on how to improve some modern workplaces.
Where and When would you go in a time machine? Why?
10 years into the past to be able to give myself some advice on the future after having such an outlook change.