I had the opportunity to play varsity basketball and track in high school so I knew school spirit and athletics were a contributing factor to my decision to attend USC. Yet, it was not the outstanding academics, nor the massive Trojan network, or even the fantastic people at USC that drew me in. But rather, the campus itself radiated a sense of inspiration, a feeling of desire to belong, become, and embody the Trojan values it offered. The buildings, professors, student organizations, and students challenged me to do better, be better, and live better. What more could I ask for. Most universities offered a great college experience, but USC offered life lectures, lessons on a way of thinking, installing a sense of endless possibility and emphasizing that although your academic career is invaluable, there is much more to learn about industry than what is scribbled in your textbook. It is from these lessons that I am proud to represent USC as a Trojan Engineer and forever member of the Trojan Family.
Since making my decision to attend USC, I have integrated myself in a number of student organizations. I am the Co-Lead for Propulsion, Machinist, and Researcher for USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, a student group looking to be the first student organization to launch a rocket into space. I love camping and hiking so naturally sought out SC Outfitters, USC’s premier outdoors/adventure club. Through this organization I have backpacked the highest peak in Southern California and hiked many of its trails. Aside from this, I work at the Information Sciences Institute at the Space and Engineering Research Center as a Research Intern looking into utilizing Cube Satellites for low orbit reconnaissance. I would love to help any of you reach your goals or become more involved in any way I can. Follow me on twitter, check out the VSA blogs, and contact me with all your questions! Fight On!
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I work at the Information Sciences Institute at the Space and Engineering Research Center as a Research Intern looking into utilizing Cube Satellites for low orbit reconnaissance