Expected graduation date: 2018, GPA 4.15
Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering
Graduated May 2016, GPA 3.96
Summa Cum Laude, J. N. Andrews Honors Scholar distinction
Batchelor of Science, Majors: Math, Physics
Batchelor of Science in Engineering, Major: Electrical Engineering
Scientific Python, Java, LaTeX, Matlab, Git, Bash, HTML5.
C++, Assembly, SQL, Rails
September 2016 - Present, Stanford CA
Department of Applied Physics.
Conducted research in developing and demonstrating a new type of laser-driven ber optic gyroscope.
Student Dean and Resident Assistant
August 2012 - May 2016, Berrien Springs, MI
In addition to my role as a student dean and RA, I created scripts for automating processes such as correspondence doucmentation, name tags, leave documentation, and re rosters.
Summer Camp Boys Counselor
Summers, 2013 - 2016, Oxford, WI
Counseled boys age 7 – 17. Assisted in teaching classes in unicycling and music. In addition to these responsibilities, I used a bluetooth chip to trigger an Arduino for pyrotechnic effects for a play, and helped repair damaged Nitro RC Cars in my time off.
September 2011 - May 2016, Berrien Springs, MI
Worked in Physics, Math, and Honors Departments while at Andrews University. In addition to my roles as a grader, tutor, and lab supervisor, I worked as part of LIGO collaboration. Created scripts for querying and fetching gravitational wave candidate events from online database, and ran scripts to do signal processing on Caltech computing clusters. Later work involved collaboration with LIGO group at University of Birmingham, UK in development and testing of educational and public outreach software, speci cally games for use in high schools and science fairs.
I also designed a web application for uploading barcode data from scanning students at weekly colloquiums and general physics labs. The web application allowed students to see up-to-date attendance records, and allowed instructors to generate class reports.
September 2013 - May 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
Taught math in 7th and 8th grade classrooms as part of school’s international track program. I additionally sponsored a robotics club and assisted in ITS and course scheduling software.
June 2012 - Aug 2012, Canberra, Australia
Characterized an Orbits Lightwave, Inc. Lorentzian Bragg Grating Filter, most importantly for the purpose of proving or disproving the manufacturer’s claim that the product was thermally independent. Assessed uses of the lter in PDH feedback loops.
Research Presentations and Publications
|April 2016||James White Library||Undergraduate Thesis||Evaluating the efficacy of educational games in promoting interest and understanding of gravitational wave physics|
|March 2016||National meeting of American Physical Society||Poster||Evaluating the efficacy of educational games in promoting interest and understanding of gravitational wave physics|
|April 2013||Andrews University Poster Symposium||Poster||Preparing for Online Data Analysis of Advanced LIGO Data Using GraCEDb|
|August 2012||Australian National University Gravitational Wave and Quantum Communications Group||Presentation||Characterization of a Lorentzian Bragg Grating Filter|
Scholarships and Awards
|2014||Edward J. Specht Endowed Scholarship||for excellence in math and physics|
|March 2012||Virginia and Virgil Kinkade Excellence Award||for exceptional promise for a career in physics|
|2011||AP National Scholar with Distinction|
|2011||National Merit Scholarship Finalist|
|2008||Top 1% Award for High School Mathematics Contest||Mathematical Association of America|
- Andrews University Chapter of ΣΞ, inducted 2011
- Andrews University Chapter of ΦΚΦ, inducted 2011
- Andrews University Chapter of ΠΜΕ, inducted 2011
- American Physical Society
- Society of Physics Students
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics