I’ve always been fascinated with how things work, taking apart anything I could get my hands on as a kid. I was very fortunate to have some awesome teachers throughout my education that helped fuel my curiosity. My 7th grade science teacher, Ms. Harris, helped push my curiosity of space and tech by taking time outside of class to help me build and compete with a scale model of the Mars Rover at NASA. Then in college, my Art Professor, Tim Weaver was a constant inspiration and provided never ending encouragement to continue to push the bounds of my imagination, learning new things and to continue building no matter the obstacle. There were several other teachers along the way… shout out to Mr. Watson my high school Design teacher who constantly pushed me to ask questions and my grad school professor Dr. Alex Wilkie for encouraging me to never stop ideating and to always keep the end user in mind.