Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Cumulative GPA- 3.94/4.00
Summer 2016 (expected)

Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Cumulative GPA- 4.00/4.00
May 2009

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering with Honors
The University of Texas at Austin, Cumulative GPA- 3.84/4.00
May 2007

 

Academic Experience

Lander Systems Lead, Graduate Spacecraft Mission Design Team
Advisor: Dr. Wallace Fowler
01/2008 – 05/2008

  • Placed 2nd in NASA’s National RASC-AL (Revolutionary Aerospace Concepts – Academic Linkage) Mission Design Competition
  • Developed detailed lunar sample return mission proposal

Team Lead, Senior Design Class, Establishing GPS Reference Station
Advisors: Ben Harris and Dr. Ronald Stearman
01/2007 – 05/2007

  • Led efforts to establish CORS-certified GPS Reference Station in UT Aerospace Building

Independent Research on GPS Relative Navigation
Advisor: Dr. Glenn Lightsey
09/2006 – 12/2006

  • Conducted research on improving accuracy of GPS Relative Navigation measurements

Team Lead, Spacecraft Mission Design Team
Advisor: Dr. Wallace Fowler
09/2006 – 12/2006

  • Developed mission proposal for testing deflection method of “rubble pile” asteroids

 

Courses

  • Statistical Orbit Determination
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics
  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Applied Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Mission Design
  • Satellite Geodesy