Last Updated: July 2021
I grew up in Milwaukee, WI with music and video games. After getting my BS in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2017, I moved to Palo Alto, CA. I worked for Kitty Hawk as a controls engineer. I worked on various control systems and software for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) electric aircraft that cemented my love of flying, controls, and Haskell. I pursued my Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Mark Yim from 2018-2021, focusing on incorporating learning into swarm control and safety critical systems. I left with a masters during the pandemic and am now figuring out how best to apply my skills to make the world a better place. If you have thoughts on climate change, medical innovation or global equality drop me a line!
As an amateur, I am currently learning guitar, photography, and eventually mountaineering. Past projects I wish I had more time for include BattleBots(tm), electric vehicles, power electronics, classical guitar, violin, piano, kites, hiking, rock climbing, web design, jiu jitsu, and painting.