California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: June 2021
Major GPA: 3.9
Overall GPA: 3.8
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, Aviation, FIRST Robotics, and Future Farmers of America. 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. Previously, I have taken on the role of chassis design and manufacturing lead for the 2020 car. I worked with design leads in every subsystem on the car to run packaging studies and minimize vehicle weight. Additionally, I participated as the team manager to organize team logistics, handle finances, and schedule work. 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 work on the Baja SAE team, I have participated in mechanical engineering internships at several companies including Apple, Micro-Vu, General Atomics, and AKELA. These internships have provided me with valuable experience as I have gotten the opportunity to dive into many facets of engineering.
Measurement and Engineering Data Analysis - ME 236
Mechanical Systems Design - ME 329
Mechanics of Materials - CE 204, CE 207
Design for Strength and Stiffness - ME 328
Thermodynamics - ME 302
Fluid Mechanics - ME 347
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