Curriculum Vitae


Spacecraft dynamics and technology development. Space exploration. Mission concept design. System architecture.


[2006-2011] Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

[2002-2006] Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Professional Experience

[2013-pres] Senior Member of Technical Staff, a private R&D lab

[2011-2013] Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer, a Major Commercial Space Systems Company

[2007-2010] Teaching Assistant, Cornell University College of Engineering

[2009] NASA Student Intern, Johnson Space Center

[2003-2006] Tutor and Student Coordinator, Math/Science Resource Center, Williams College

[2004, 2005] Summer Research Student, Fiber Laser Lab, Physics Department, Williams College

[2001, 2002] Summer Intern, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Dynamics analysis, control design, numerical simulation, image processing, and graphical modeling. Laboratory experience with class IV lasers, superconductors, magnetic systems, cryogenics, motion capture, system identification, and microgravity flight testing. Programming and scientific computing experience with MATLAB, Simulink, Mathematica, HTML, Java, Perl, C++, and LabVIEW. Graphical modeling experience with MATLAB, MSC/ADAMS, SketchUp, and Radiant. Additional computing experience with PhotoShop, GIMP, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.


Conference Proceedings

Thesis and Dissertation

Invited Talks and Appearances

[16 Nov 12] Gyroscopes and Spacecraft Controls

[8 Feb 12] Science in Science Fiction

[9 Jun 11] Known Universe: Construction Zone

[10 Apr 09] Flux-Pinned Modular Spacecraft and Engineering After Williams

Other Media


Activities and Professional Organizations

[2010-2011] NASA Student Ambassador

[2007-2011] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Student Member

[2006-2007] Sigma Xi, Student Member

[2007-2010] Ithaca Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Deputy Commander for Cadets and Aerospace Education Officer

[1999-2004] Lt Col Frank Pocher Minute-man Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Cadet Commander

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