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As an engineer and designer, my creations merge form and function harmoniously. My experience in hands-on projects and manufacturing processes, coupled with my technical training in mechanical engineering and my eye for the arts allow me to make products that work well and are a pleasure to use. I'm looking forward to starting my career in Aerospace, due to the caliber of the people and the work, and my interest in planes and rockets.  

I discovered talents in designing and building at a young age, and thankfully my parents supported me in exercising them. Now I've developed a wide range of skills and ambitions across engineering, fabrication, and design. My goal is to use talents I've been given and skills I've learned to create well-designed products and improve peoples lives. 

 

EDUCATION

 

I am a senior level candidate for a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from USC 
Expected Grad: May 2018
GPA: 3.51

I am pursuing a career in the design, fabrication, and modeling of spaceflight vehicles and hardware. 

     High-energy, creative self-starter, passionate about design, manufacturing
     fluid dynamics, and flight – independent, hard-working, and technical

Upper-division coursework focused on Aeromechanical Design & Analysis:
Aircraft Design, Flight Mechanics, Turbine Design, Senior Design, Mechanical Design, Mechoptronics


PROJECTS
 



 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Liquid Bipropellant Injector Senior Project    August 2017 – Present
» Designed a modular LOX/Kerosene pintle injector using Siemens NX
» Collaborated with team to size components and feed system using incompressible flow principles
» Programmed 5-axis Haas CNC to machine injector components using MasterCAM
» Fabricated test stand and assembled feed system and pressure measurement components
» Characterized the effects of tip geometry and propellant momentum on injector spray angle
» Representing USC at the AIAA Region VI Student Conference in April 2018

USC Architecture & Fabrication Department    Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Assistant for CNC Fabrication class    January – May 2017
» Programmed 6-axis KUKA industrial robots using "Grasshopper" block-diagram CAD plugin
» Programmed 5-axis Haas CNC Mill and 3-axis Techno CNC router using MasterCAM
» Provided instruction to students on safety, toolpath creation, and process optimization 

Woodshop Supervisor    August 2013 – Present
» Maintains shop safety and operation of all equipment
» Teaches students technical woodworking techniques

MASHindustries    Los Angeles, CA
Manufacturing Engineering Intern    Summer 2017
» Created CNC toolpaths using Solidworks and AutoCAD to manufacture custom furniture including desks, conference tables, cabinets, etc.
» Created a barcode-based inventory & asset tracking Excel VBA program that provided an avenue for quick item entry & detail updates while guarding against data mismanagement

ARCO Murray Design|Build    Chicago, IL
Project Management Intern    Summer 2016
» Operated in a mentorship setting to bid, manage, take-off, and oversee scopes of work on a $19 million, 65,000 sqft “Topgolf” restaurant/bar/driving range entertainment facility
» Trained in relationship & task management, finance, communication, and customer relations

Hanson Builders    Kailua, HI
Construction Worker     Summer 2015
» Worked in a five-person team, building and remodeling high-end homes
» Competitive team environment in which efficiency and perfection were expected
» Quickly learned to perform scopes spanning the full construction process at a professional level

USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory    August 2015 – Present
Undergraduate research and design team developing the first recoverable student-built space shot rocket    
» Laid up composite flight components including carbon fiber motor cases, fins, and nozzles

Guitar Design & Build     July 2013 – December 2015
» Designed and hand-made a custom guitar from scratch without prior woodworking experience
» Guitar tested successfully and played live, in concert, by the famous funk/soul group Vulfpeck

Woodworkinghawaii and Fritzco; Kailua, HI
Carpenter's Apprentice // Summers of 2013 & 2014
»   Worked as an apprentice building Koa furniture worth $10,000+
»   Trained in techniques of systematic production and manufacturing
»   Developed an eye for craftsmanship and attention to detail