Education

This page gives background into my educational history and training. For research and work experience see my Experience page.

Enrollment

Presently, I am a PhD candidate at MIT Aero Astro. In Spring 2021, I received my Masters degree. My thesis work focused on dynamics and control theory related to on-orbit assembly. This work was done with Professor Crawley

In December 2018, I graduated from the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering program at Purdue University. My GPA was a 3.96 on the 4.0 scale.

While at Purdue, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Austria and Switzerland during Spring 2017. As part of Professor Dumbacher’s Global Perspectives on Outer Space Course, I visited the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) as well as local aerospace companies like RUAG.

Honors

In 2019, I was awarded the NSF GRFP, GEM fellowship, and Douglas fellowship as funding opportunities for graduate school. While at MIT, I also received the Presidential Graduate Fellowship Award.

Along with admittance into Purdue, I received the Purdue Presidential Scholarship for high academic achievement and community service work to my community. In addition, I received several scholarships for my academic achievement from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics including: the General Aerospace Engineering Scholarship, the George and Patricia Palmer Scholarship, and the Boeing/AIAA Scholarship.

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Aerospace Corporation’s President Steve Isakowitz and I at the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Summit

In 2018, I had the prestigious honor of being a part of the inaugural class of  Matthew Isakowitz Fellows. This program is dedicated to supporting students that are passionate about commercial space through internship and mentoring opportunities.

Lastly, at Purdue, I was on the Dean’s list and received Semester Honors for 7 semesters.

Skills

  • Python, C, C++, Java, MATLAB, HTML, Javascript
  • Familiarity with SysML
  • STK, SOAP, Copernicus, OTIS, MONTE
  • Windows and Microsoft Office
  • CAD, CATIA, SolidWorks
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Licensed Amateur Radio Operator, High Power Rocket Level 1 Certification
  • Beginner Level German and Spanish

Relevant Courses

Below is a list of relevant courses I have completed in school; this is not a complete list. My official transcript is available upon request.

Engineering Courses

MIT Courses:

  • Principals of Autonomy and Decision Making
  • Satellite Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • Technology Roadmapping and Development
  • Visual Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Systems Safety

Purdue Courses:

  • Spacecraft Design – Senior Design
  • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics
  • Linear Systems Analysis and Synthesis
  • Design of Aerospace Structures
  • Control System Analysis + Lab
  • Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Aerodynamics
  • Global Perspectives on Outer Space
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics + Lab
  • Structures Analysis + Lab
  • Signal Analysis for Aerospace Engineers
  • Aeromechanics I and II + Lab
  • Introduction to Aerospace Design
  • Thermodynamics

Research Courses

  • Passively Safe Rendezvous Sensor Analysis
  • Air Transportation Research I and II
  • IARC Aerial Robotics Research

Math Courses

  • Differential Equations for Engineering and the Sciences
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, and II
  • Matrix Methods for Machine Learning

Science Courses

  • Electricity and Optics
  • General Chemistry
  • Nanoengineering

Other

  • German I
  • Spanish I and II
  • Engineers Participating in Community Service