I began my career outside the U.S. Department of Defense designing and developing medical and industrial endoscopic devices. I started working in mortar fire control systems at CCDC in 2003. During that time, I held various roles as design engineer, lead system engineer, project lead, and Army project officer. As an adjunct professor for the Armaments Graduate School, I currently instruct a class on fire control and am a strong advocate for STEM outreach, visiting schools monthly. I hold an undergraduate degree in electrical and mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.