Education and Professional Experience

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After graduating from Columbus High School in Miami, FL with the class of 2005, I went on to study at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at Florida, I was involved with the school chapters of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). I also interned for two summers (2007, 2009) with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) Ocala Operations in Ocala, FL. I finished in the spring of 2010 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After leaving UF, I worked as an entry-level manufacturing engineer for Lockheed Martin MFC Pike County Operations at their facility outside Troy, AL. There, I worked the final assembly line for the Javelin anti-Tank missile as well as automation support for the AGMS Hellfire missile. Specific responsibilities included: GD&T design implementation, tooling, and ordnance handling/disposal. MFC Troy was a satellite plant between the HQ in Orlando and Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. As a result, we often had to support test launches at Redstone.

After leaving LM in 2012, I took a job supporting a Miami-based startup named Doma Ventures as a technical lead. There, I gave engineering approval for product launches based on analyzing potential failures. I also supported their web development side, learning a valuable business lesson -- there is no shortage of hats to wear when running a startup.

While still working for Doma, I began working as a part-time contractor supporting my former employer, Lockheed Martin MFC, at their Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF) facility in Goleta, CA. There, I revived my manufacturing skills in the infrared industry leading the productionalization efforts for a high orbit, angled detector array with brutally specific design constraints. I value my time at SBF as it was a much-needed look at another industry as well as another part of the country.

Upon admittance, I accepted attendance to Oregon State University for an M.S. Degree in Coastal and Ocean Engineering. I wanted to focus my career better as well as I wanted to study Wave Energy Extraction. A Master's under the expert faculty at OSU seemed like a no-brainer. In my first year, I was able to work a summer as Engineering Technician at the world-class O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, supporting a breadth of projects in their Tsunami Wave Basin and Long Wave Flumes. That summer, I also began working with the OSU CEOAS Glider Research Group, which deploys Webb Slocum Gliders off the shelf out of Newport, OR. I served on a number of deployments and retrievals on OSU R/V Elakha.

In the summer of 2014, I was hired by Dr. Geoffrey Hollinger to work at his Robotic Decision Making Laboratory in the Robotics Branch of the OSU Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. Shortly after, I changed my major to Robotics and added several autonomy and controls themed courses to my curriculum to get myself up to speed on the marine vehicles used by the RDML.

I successfully defended my thesis in September of 2015. My work was on using linear wave force estimations as inputs to a model predictive controller for an ocean-going ROV. The idea was that these wave force estimations would let the robot anticipate impending disturbances and compensate in advance. This work was supported by a Department of Energy grant to support offshore energy arrays with autonomous robotic vehicles.

After graduation, I again returned to Santa Barbara as a contractor while searching for a new job in the robotics industry. This time around at SBF, I applied some of my new skills to automating some of their motherboard builds as well as writing some C++/Qt based assembly calculators.

In July of 2016, I accepted a position with Polysync in Portland. They are building themselves to be a pioneer in the autonomous car industry, and I have enjoyed working on such a capable team. Engineering DriveKit and OSCC for PolySync has been some of the most rewarding work in my career.