This is me. Hello.
I am a child of the 90’s, born on the east coast of the US. Mostly grew up in New Jersey. Went to public school, built some robots there, played some video games, etc.
Was indecisive about what I wanted to get out of college, so hedged my bets and went somewhere I didn’t think I could go wrong. I was split between Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering for a while, though really robots got a hold of me and it was all over. I built a bunch of robots in and around school – Carnegie Mellon is second in robot population only to the country of Japan after all, so when in Rome… While not building robots, I was taking pictures, and building (electric!) race cars, and generally enjoying all that Pittsburgh had to offer until graduating in 2013.
One of the labs I found myself drawn to later in my undergraduate life spun off into a startup called Near Earth Autonomy, which I joined for about a year. I finished up their first big mechanical project and then moved out to the West Coast for other things – away from the robots.
I joined SpaceX in the summer of 2013 as a full timer and have been working there as a Structures Engineer since. There I’ve been doing a lot of analysis work, working towards the vision of making life multi-planetary.