Making things and solving physical problems in creative ways has always been my passion. Glassblowing, woodworking and studio art classes introduced me to the appeal of invention. The satisfaction of conceiving and producing functional, beautiful objects inspired me to pursue engineering as a means of making design ideas a reality. Engineering taught me to understand the world in an objective and systematic way, and this only deepened my desire to combine art and science. I found that solving a complex physics problem, while rewarding, left me wondering, “how can this be used - what does it look like?”

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