With a Computer Science major at the University of Wisconsin Platteville, and an emphasis in Mathematics, I have strived to build a strong science foundation. Outside of the technology and science world, I am an EMT, Firefighter, and avid learner. Learning and striving to become a more rounded and educated person is a core value and goal that I continue to pursue everyday.
From an early age, it was obvious, I would be involved in a science field someday. With a curiosity of how stuff worked to building weird contraptions with items in my dad's garage, and beating my parents in memory games, I was always getting involved in learning and building something new.
After completing my elementry and middle school education as a home school student, taught by my mom, I went on to attend Brodhead High School for my pre-college education. Here is where I started to find my interest in engineering. I was involved in Project Lead the Way programs, from 3D modeling classes to intro to engineering and others, I decided that when I graduated, I wanted to go to college for Mechanical Engineering.
After graduating in the academic top ten from highschool, I went on to the University of Wisconsin Platteville to pursue my degreen in Mechanical Engineering. Keeping involved in campus life, I participated in several campus orginizations. For several years, I was involved in the Society of Physics Students, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Association of Information Technology Proffesionals, and a Resident Assistant for for university housing. During my 3rd year in college, I took a cooperative education job as Facilities Engineering Manager for Seagrave Fire Apparatus for 9 months. After my co-op, I started taking some introductory programming classes in C++, and loved it and ended up changing my degree from Mechanical Engineering to Computer Science with an emphasis in Mathematics.
To the future and beyond, we will see what happens!