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05 find out More

recognitions

PSU Engineering Dean’s List – All Semesters
The President’s Freshman Award – 2013
PSU Aerospace Class Valedictorian—2017

scholarships

Sealed Air Corporation Scholarship —2014 
Richard W. Leonard Scholarship —2015
John W. White Graduate Fellowship—2017

awards

HackPSU Club Cup Championship—2016
TEDxPSU Student Competition—2016

04 Honors and Activities

03 translatable skills

french

analysis

modelling

simulation

program

management

presenting

technical reports

programming

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02 EXPERIENCE

2015 - 2017

My JOB

I was a researcher in the Cognitive Perception and Computational Intelligence Division tasked with a team of full-time R&D Engineers to develop multi-agent autonomous control systems for unmanned ground, air, and underwater vehicles. 

my work

Without diving into the details, I developed several vehicle simulators and data visualizers for an array of vehicles, allowing data to be viewed in everything from web-based dynamic geospatial visualization to 3D game engine rendering to interactive virtual reality hubs. 

2015 - 2017

My JOB

I was the Student Team Lead of the former Google Lunar X-Prize Competitor, Lunar Lion, tasked with leading the development of a full-scale, low-cost, monopropellant lunar lander through all phases of TLR. 

my work

I corralled 30 other crazy students to build the vehicle in these photos and worked tirelessly until we achieved our first 1-DOF vertical flight/landing test. I then designed and led the GNC team responsible for the closed-loop 6-DOF control of the next iteration of the vehicle. 

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2014 - 2016

My JOB

I was the lead of both the Stability and Controls and Flight Test teams, tasked with preparing our composite human-powered aircraft for competition in the Kremer Prize for Sporting Aircraft. 

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I developed several flight simulators and flight test equipment, such as an IMU, from scratch in order to prove test reliability. 

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01 education

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2017 - Present

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics

​I am just beginning my journey in Palo Alto with all of these other Trees. While my passions are still driving me forward in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics, I hope to have just as much fun on my path to my PhD as I did on the way there.

2013 - 2017

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Rank: 1st | Results: Valedictorian

​​At Penn State, I led teams testing spacecraft, aircraft with 2ft, 12ft, and 70ft wingspans, quadcopters, and submarines. I taught 262 students over the span of three years, crossing aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and women's studies domains. I gave a TED Talk and I won a Hackathon. In all, I really tried to make the most out of four short years. 

2009 - 2013

YORK SUBURBAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

High School Diploma
Rank: 1st | Results: Valedictorian

​​In High School, I swam and played soccer, joined the robotics team, was the president of the National French Honor Society, and competed in both Quiz Bowl and Science Olympiad. 

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