Other Experience

Industry Experience

I am fortunate to have industry experience in many aspects of engineering. As an intern, I have performed quality assurance at Kawasaki, reliability engineering at Spirit AeroSystems, and product engineering at Nebraska Boiler. As a full-time employee, I have designed and developed hardware-in-the-loop flight simulators at Cessna Aircraft and biotechnology research instruments at LI-COR Biosciences. These experiences give me a unique perspective in my current academic setting and have better enabled me to maintain and improve hardware for robotics research.

Entrepreneurial experience

I am co-founder of Daedalus Design, a company dedicated to building novel technology for athletic training. Although my time to perform this work is limited, I have gained hands-on experience with market research, entity formation, intellectual property, filing patents, pitching to investors, and fundraising. These experiences have given me a greater ability to perform ancillary functions that support engineering and research.