I am currently a senior at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon. I have a passion for engineering, entrepreneurship, space, and using technology to make the world a better place. I’m the founder and president of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Aeronautics Northwest (ANW), an organization developed in 2017 with the mission of inspiring the next generation’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). ANW is a student-run organization that uses drones to build excitement and expose inquisitive students about the value of STEM. ANW has impacted over 1,200 students with an innovative model of students teaching students.
I am a science fair enthusiast who has had the honor of competing three times at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. During my sophomore year, I took third place at the international competition in my category of Embedded Systems where I developed a Multidimensional Atmospheric Sensing Platform. During my junior year, I captured first place in the category of Engineering Mechanics. My first-place project was titled Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle.
I am fascinated about aerospace and lead the OES Aerospace Team, which competes in The American Rocketry Challenge. My interest in rockets and space travel led to an invitation to speak at the 2018 Portland TEDxYouth conference. I spoke about the crossroads of U.S. space travel and preparing future students for this fast-growing industry.
After graduating from college, I plan on pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering.
Little known facts about me: I am fluent in French and attend a French immersion school until 8th grade. I love to ski, run, bike, and I am one of the top competitors at throwing the javelin in our district.