I am a senior mechanical engineering student with a passion for all things aerospace. Growing up, I was always fascinated by airplanes and rockets. After having the opportunity of watching the launch of STS-134 back in 2011, I knew that I wanted to be an engineer working in the aerospace industry. My time at VADL is giving me the opportunity to develop and practice my engineering skills alongside other brilliant students in one of the most challenging and fulfilling environments imaginable. Being a part of a project of this magnitude from beginning to end has opened my eyes to what is required to achieve perfection in the aerospace field. I am looking forward to continuing my involvement in aerospace engineering after graduation.