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Work experience

Jun 2012Aug 2012

Paid summer engineering intern


I worked for the New Product Introduction group responsible for new satellite internet systems. I edited bills of materials, created travelers, documents that ensure the correct number of parts is used during production.

Sep 2011Dec 2011

Teacher's Aid for Introduction to Design and Manufacturing

Teacher's Aid: Cal Poly

I supervised students and ensured safety as the students machined projects for the class. I explained concepts and taught lab skills. I helped students during the computer aided design portion of the class to keep up with the instructor during lecture. 

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Paid summer engineering intern

Seabotix Inc.

I analyzed the effects of pressure on new types of foam and communications cable, creating results matrices, writing and publishing several company reports, resulting in changed purchase strategies.

Jun 2008Aug 2008

Paid summer engineering intern


Two summers, 2007 & 2008, I helped run experiments for clients of a fluid dynamics consulting firm; tested flow meters and droplet sprayers. I  also cleaned and organized the shop.


Summer Engineering Camps.

2007  -- 4 week COSMOS Engineering Residence Camp at UCSD in La Jolla CA.  Team Project Leader.

2008 -- 1 week Engineering Residence Camp at U. Arizona.

ALSO: Many public service projects with Boy Scouts;  Welding and metals classes; 1 year fencing.

Sep 2010Present

3rd (junior) year toward bachelor's degree

California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly)

Taking classes in calculus, physics, chemistry and engineering at one of the nation's top-ranked (engineering) state universities. Also participating in the annual Tractor Pull team competition to design and build a high-torque tug-war vehicle.

Sep 2006Jun 2010

High School diploma (honors)

San Dieguito High School Academy

4yrs FIRST Robotics, Speech & Debate, 3yrs Varsity Track, Thespians and Comedy Sportz (humor-improv club), Many AP classes (a "5" and "800" in World History), 2 full years of calculus. Founder: underwater robotics (ROV) club and "Plutonian Democracy."  Statistics class at Mira Costa Community College.


I studied abroad in Spain during Fall 2012. There, I learned Spanish and the history of Spain.
Miscellaneous shop/lab, computer & other skills
Some knowledge of welding and electronic component integration. Some knowledge of auto maintenance and repair. Some knowledge of C++ and BASIC and building PCs from scratch. Some experience with micro-controllers.   A course in Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing: CAD/CAM final project.   Some experience running lab experiments on materials, analyzing and writing up results.   Some experience and ability at public speaking.
Solidworks CAD software
Operation of a Lathe and Milling machine