Why did you choose to study at WPI?
Having a family member who graduated from WPI and being wowed by the "coolness" of WPI’s project-based learning and its reputation, I was determined, very early on during my senior year of high school, that I was going to cross Earle Bridge one day.
How are you involved with the WPI community?
I’m a member of the WPI Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). I joined SAE as part of my Major Qualifying Project during my senior year as an undergraduate student. The fabulous friends and the multidisciplinary knowledge I acquired with and from them has been amazing. I’m also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. As an electrical engineer myself, I felt the need to join a community of brilliant students and professionals who shared the same desire to learn and innovate. Lastly, I’m a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) and the Graduate Student Government.
What’s your favorite thing about WPI?
My Major Qualifying Project was the absolute highlight of my time at WPI. The technical knowledge, hands-on skills, project management, and extraordinary friendships I made are proving to be invaluable during my graduate studies and in my professional career. Additionally, being involved in project work at so many levels, being positively challenged, and being constantly pushed to reach my potential are a few of the reasons that make me grateful to WPI and what it has offered me.
Do you have a faculty or staff mentor?
Professor Alexander Wyglinski was one of the first welcoming faces that helped me familiarize myself with WPI and its curriculum as an undergraduate student and he continues to be an energetic, resourceful, passionate, and committed graduate advisor today. Since the first moment I met him, his approachability, sense of humor, parent-like interest in my personal story and my path, has made me feel comfortable and appreciated. He consistently shares wisdom and experience with me to ensure that I make wise decisions when it comes to the academic or professional world.
What project are you working on?
My Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering focuses on the area of communications and signal processing. Specifically, I am conducting directed research on the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G).