California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Estimated Graduation: June 2021
Major GPA: 4.0
Overall GPA: 3.8
Class Level: Senior Standing
Deans List: 5 Quarters
Mechanics of Materials - CE 204, CE 207
Design for Strength and Stiffness - ME 328
Thermodynamics - ME 302
Engineering Dynamics - ME 212
Engineering Statics - ME 211
Philosophy of Design - ME 234
Materials Engineering - MATE 210
Net Shape - IME 141
Materials Joining - IME 142
Materials Removal - IME 143
Technical Writing for Engineers - ENGL 149
Intro to Detailed Design with Solidworks - ME 251
I am currently a fourth-year mechanical engineering student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I am currently seeking an internship for Summer 2020 at a company where I can apply my hands-on experience, passion for engineering, and dedication for success.
Throughout my life, I always challenged myself to be involved in a variety of activities and organizations which allowed me to develop a wide range of skills. These activities include Baja SAE, Cal Poly Racing, Army ROTC, Flying, Concert and Jazz band, FIRST Robotics, Cross Country, Future Farmers of America, and National Charity League. While many of these activities will not directly impact my success as an engineer, they have developed me into the person I am today. Through my experience with each of these organizations, I met incredible people who taught me lessons about being a contributing team member, confident leader, and persistent worker.
At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I have gained engineering and leadership experience on the Baja SAE team. Currently, my role is to lead the design and manufacturing of our chassis for the 2020 car. I work with design leads in every subsystem on the car to run packaging studies and minimize vehicle weight. Previously, I was the team manager and through that role I organized team logistics, handled finances, and scheduled work. Not only have I expanded my knowledge about management, but I have also gained experience manufacturing parts and assisting subsystem leads with design. My first year I was appointed the position of Component Fatigue Lead. My task was to design a system to track the life of each individual part on the car. This required me to communicate with each subsystem lead to ensure that no aspect was overlooked. We used the data during the design season to analyze part fatigue and reduce weight on over-built components.
In addition to my participation on Baja, I had a mechanical engineering internship at General Atomics in 2018. During this internship, I worked on the Industrial Super-Critical Water Oxidation project in the Product Line Enhancement Group. I edited engineering drawings, created excel pneumatic and hydraulic pressure drop calculators, and performed component analysis on all parts in the drawings. Without having taken fluid dynamics class yet, I learned how to perform pressure drop calculations from the textbook, coworkers, and other interns. This project helped me work with engineers who are involved in different aspects of the project and company including mechanical, electrical, component, design, and chemical engineers. This was a valuable experience that taught me about communicating between disciplines, fluid dynamics, component research, and communication.