I’ve had my gaze fixed on the sky for as long as I can remember. As a second grader, I stood in the driveway with my dad staring up at the night sky from my home in North Dakota. Since that time, I dreamt of being part of humankind’s journey to discovery which has led me on a pretty wild ride so far. After landing a spot in NASA’s coveted Pathways Intern Program my second year of college, I scored a full-time offer and dream job at NASA’s Johnson Space Center immediately upon graduating from college. I worked in the Aircraft Operations Division providing engineering support for JSC’s fleet of over 20 aircraft which support astronaut spaceflight readiness training, airborne science missions, and provide astronaut direct return services. In this role, I flew hundreds of hours aboard two Gulfstream aircraft as NASA’s youngest Flight Science Officer aircrew member, flying airborne science and astronaut support missions all around the world. In early 2022, I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave my dream job for the chance to attend test pilot school on a full-ride fellowship.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) and a Master’s in aerospace engineering specializing in structures from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA).
Outside of engineering and aerospace, I am a fitness enthusiast and Boston Qualifying marathon runner with a passion for empowering others to dream big.