I love working with people and what results from that exchange of ideas. I'm always up for a challenge, especially the ones that seem impossible. While I like a good result, I really enjoy the journey and the process of getting there. I try to maintain a sense of wonder in life. I always try to capture this idea in the things that I design. My goal in life is to do what I love, fulfill my purpose, and help others fulfill theirs.
Growing up, I had an interest in science and math, but I also enjoyed graphic design and video production. I majored in aerospace engineering at the University of Central Florida, where I learned a lot of the theoretical aspects of engineering. However, I realized that I wanted to explore the more creative side of engineering. During my junior year, I took a class with a professor who exposed me to human-centered design and the pioneering work by companies such as IDEO. I was enthralled by the idea of taking engineering and focusing it around the user. After graduating, I started searching for opportunities to learn more about this field and came across the EDI program at Northwestern. Its engineering approach to design (rather than a fine arts approach) attracted me. After learning more about the faculty's vast experience in the field and the structure of the program, I knew this was the place for me. So far, it has proven to be a perfect fit.
BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL