I am an active individual with a good work ethic. I am inquisitive and especially like to learn how things work. I am eclectic and have done many things from snow skiing in the Canadian Rockies to getting SCUBA diving certifications. Music motivates and inspires me. I also like making music and enjoy playing French horn and mellophone for a pastime.
Campus and Community InvolvementI've volunteered in many ways throughout my life starting at a young age including helping at church, cleaning coastal waterways, community recycling efforts, assembling bikes for underprivileged kids, and other activities. As a Lieutenant in the Lunar Rendezvous philanthropic organization, I collected cleaning supplies for local shelters, supported a local fun run, and helped raise funds for charities in the Bay area. In high school through the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) organization, I volunteered at nursing homes and local elementary schools. I like to play community league baseball and enjoy bowling. In high school I was a member of the National Honor Society, on the Band Council as the Junior Representative, and a two-year French Horn Section leader. I am in the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band where I play mellophone.
Awards and Honors
I graduated Summa Cum Laude and in the top 6% of my high school class of 590 students and graduated on the Distinguished Achievement Plan. I received an AP Scholar with Honor award and the Director's Award. In 10th grade, my Science Fair project advanced to the District level. I earned a team silver medal at Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships with my high school indoor winter drumline where I marched cymbals. I applied for the Air Force Academy and received a nomination from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. I have received scholarships from the Lunar Rendezvous organization, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), St. Bernadette Catholic Church, and Clear Brook High School Band Booster Club.
In high school I enjoyed three years of Spanish. I would like to participate in a study abroad program in Europe or in Asia. I am most interested in seeing what the world is like and the physical applications of what various Mechanical Engineering teams around the world can do.
I am open to all types of engineering research that can be applied to my major of Mechanical Engineering. The wide variety of applications for mechanical engineers offers a plethora of options. I am very interested in robotics, transportation, and other practical applications of my field of study. Any of these possibilities could have numerous opportunities for research. As I get further along in my curriculum, I intend to develop a passion for a particular area which would lead to my research project.
I would love to get a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as it would enable me to dig deeper into specific aspects of topics that are presented in the undergraduate degree. A master's degree would also afford me the opportunity to work closer with professors and others from whom I would learn other things which would enhance my skills for outside employment.