I grew up in Plano, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas. Tired of hot weather, I decided to subject myself to chilling blizzards by attending the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. I pursued a BS in chemical engineering because I really liked chemistry in high school and engineering sounded lucrative enough. Somewhere in my junior year I realized I had no idea what engineering was and, sweet heavens, what have I gotten myself into? Rather than admit that I may have made a mistake, I pushed through the studies. Somewhere in that vast desert of Reynalds numbers, pseudo-steady approximations, and McCabe Thiele methods, I began to actually take pride in my work. Later that year, I joined a research lab, working on engineering and characterizing binding proteins.
Currently, I work in Professor Green’s group at MIT. My current project revolves around modeling the combustion of JP-10, a polycyclic fuel, but I am also part of the RMG development team. In my free time, I enjoy reading, martial arts, playing games, and failing miserably at culinary endeavors.