I recently completed my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Energy Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee through the Bredesen Center. My academic interests include composite materials, aerospace and automotive structures, and multifunctional material systems. In my free time, I am involved in many campus and community organizations, focused on educational outreach, environmental protection, and professional skills development. I enjoy spending my time volunteering through my church and other community-building organizations, as well as spending time with my family and friends.