I’m a student at Arapahoe Community College and I’m working to transfer to School of Mines to study aerospace engineering. I was recently selected to attend NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars program at Johnson Space Center in Houston next month.
Moving to Colorado
I’m from Kansas, but my family moved to Colorado in 2007. We moved to Alamosa, then to the Littleton area in 2012. I love living in Colorado and all of the experiences and activities that it has to offer. I don’t believe that there is any state that has more to offer its residents than Colorado. What I miss most about Kansas is the nostalgia of childhood.
Why aerospace and engineering?
I have always been fascinated with the way things worked and figuring out the “why” behind it, but never realized it. A dream project that I would like to be a part of would be getting the human race to Mars. A personal dream would be to get to space myself.
I enjoy snowboarding and working on my car. I like these hobbies because they are freeing to me. I’ve been snowboarding since I moved to Colorado, my favorite resort is Keystone. Wrenching on my car provides me with a feeling of accomplishment, and fulfillment when I am able to complete a project or tweak something to add just that little extra bit of power. I am an adrenaline junkie so pushing limits is exciting to me which is something I try to do with my car. Along with this, I drag race as much as I can. I have several project cars, the most notable of which is a 2004 SRT-4. I have worked on my skydiving certification as well, but due to my lack of time I haven’t been able to finish it. I have been several times and would one day like to be able to call skydiving a regular hobby of mine.