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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
French Minor
North Carolina State University, 2012


EXPERIENCE

Math & Science Teacher / Peace Corps Volunteer

US Peace Corps, Burkina Faso, 2014 - 2017
Teaching middle and high school mathematics and physics/chemistry, 22 contact hours weekly in large classrooms (30 - 100 students), in French

  • Topics taught include differential calculus, statistics, basic combinatorics, static mechanics, circuit analysis, and reaction stoichiometry
  • Facilitated leadership, motivational, and character development activities with students
  • Spoke informally with community members in additional languages to improve early childhood literacy, reduce childhood malnutrition and malaria incidence, and improve gender equality

Mechanical Engineer

Telair International (AAR Cargo Systems), Goldsboro, NC, 2013 - 2014
Moved military aircraft cargo handling system (guidance, restraint, and aerial delivery) from prototype to production phase as technical lead

  • Initiated and completed engineering design changes in aerospace QMS (AS9100)
  • Drafted, modified, and checked drawings to ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards
  • Build and maintain solid CAD models and assemblies
  • Led small design teams: track and assign open project tasks
  • Coordinatde design for compliance with customer specification drawings and requirements
  • Review stress reports and test procedures for release
  • Give disposition of non-conforming material in Material Review Board

Engineering Student Trainee

Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, East Point, GA, 2009

  • Assist engineers in developing a standardized set of plans for air traffic control towers and base buildings

SKILLS

  • CAD familiarity (CATIA V5, Solidworks) & FEA static analysis (ANSYS Workbench)
  • GD&T knowledge (ASME Y14.5-1994 / 2009)
  • MATLAB and FORTRAN programming experience
  • Engineer in Training, NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors
  • Languages:
    – French, General Professional Proficiency
    – Moore, Limited Working Proficiency
    – English, Native Proficiency

Director of Embedded Hardware

NCSU High Powered Rocketry, NASA University Student Launch Initiative, 2010 - 2011

  • Led programming and embedded hardware team for an on-board atmospheric sensor bed
  • Developed recovery subsystems for a dual-deployment rocket and payload ejected during flight
  • Taught seminars on rocketry at the primary education level

Undergraduate Researcher

  • Granule Dynamics Simulations for Use in Undergraduate Education
  • Visual Simulation of Optimal Targets for Basketball Bank Shots

Space Systems Senior Design

  • Designed and manufactured a prototype wind-propelled Martian rover that employed a novel inflatable-rigidizing design based on UV curing composites