Raised in central Iowa, now in eastern Wisconsin, I am in pursuit of a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at UW Madison. At ISU (where I earned my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering) I developed a love for the technical challenge. In the future, I hope to continue my work in r&d as I tackle some of the most thermomechanically challenging problems we face today.

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▾ Education ▾

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY    3.47    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
MADRID HIGH SCHOOL    3.98    Valedictorian

▾ Experience ▾

▾ Mechanical Design Engineer
2023 Jan - Current
  • Conceptualized, designed, and built an automated test fixture to accelerate product calibration by 800%, resulting in a theoretical fiscal gain of over $300,000 annually.
  • Spearheaded comprehensive thermodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses, resulting in data-driven design improvements and enhanced product reliability.
  • Utilized advanced 3D modeling software to meticulously engineer cutting-edge products, ensuring optimal performance and functionality across diverse operating environments.
  • Pioneered innovative evaluation methods for assessing thermal and mechanical benchmarks of new circuitry designs, facilitating quicker decision-making and more efficient product development cycles.
▾ Mechanical Test Engineer
2021 Aug - 2022 Dec
  • Drove product excellence by translating test performance data into actionable recommendations, which in turn lead to innovative mechanical alterations that consistently surpassed industry standards
  • Coordinated the identification and formulation of precise test metrics for new and existing products, ensuring rigorous evaluation of functionality and unwavering quality.
  • Meticulously planned, executed, and reported on comprehensive test procedures, providing vital insight for engineering and management teams.
▾ Product Design Engineer
2020 Oct - 2021 Apr
  • Directed the development of innovative manufacturing machinery by conducting in-depth customer requirement analyses to ensure designs aligned seamlessly with customer needs.
  • Proficiently constructed detailed Bills of Materials (BOMs) for fabrication and hardware acquisition, streamlining the production process and ensuring precise component selection for cost-effective and timely delivery.
  • Conducted thorough evaluations and cost analyses of system equipment and hardware, leading to strategic decisions that enhanced product quality and cost efficiency.
▾ Intern - Global Resources
2019 Jun - 2020 Jul
  • Successfully coached a team of seven, fostering professional development while strategically aligning their efforts to drive organizational goals and key performance metrics.
  • Managed multiple promotions, advertising campaigns, and strategic initiatives, contributing to over 1700 new company contacts and significantly expanding the organization's reach and impact.
  • Played a key role in fostering team leadership development, adaptability, and effective communication within the organization, contributing to a more cohesive and motivated team environment.
▾ Teaching Assistant
2018 Jan - 2019 May
  • Instructed a challenging 300-level material processing lab of 200+ students over three semesters, fostering a conducive learning environment and supporting students' academic growth.
  • Organized and skillfully directed 15 distinct labs encompassing essential topics in material science, material processing, and design considerations, ensuring comprehensive coverage of relevant concepts.
  • Conducted demonstrative lab experiments on various manufacturing processes to augment theoretical learning, enabling students to gain practical knowledge and valuable hands-on experience.

▾ Skills ▾

skill / software education hours
research & development    ▰▰    01600 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
FEA and simulations    ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰    00600 ▰▰▰▰▰▰
technical writing    ▰▰▰▰    01200 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
product design    ▰▰▰▰▰▰    01800 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
design / sheet metal    ▰▰▰▰    00600 ▰▰▰▰▰▰
design / fabrication    ▰▰▰▰    01000 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
design / plastics    ▰▰    00200 ▰▰
thermodynamics    ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰    00200 ▰▰
heat transfer    ▰▰▰▰▰▰    00200 ▰▰
fluid dynamics    ▰▰▰▰▰▰    00100 ▰
circuits    ▰▰▰▰    00200 ▰▰
resource planning       00400 ▰▰▰▰
SOLIDWORKS    ▰▰▰▰▰▰    02000 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
EXCEL       01600 ▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰▰
PYTHON    ▰▰▰    00350 ▰▰▰
BASH       00100 ▰
SQL       00100 ▰