B.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Why did you go into structural engineering?
As a kid, I was constantly building things: teepees in the backyard, dams in the creek, or ramps for my bike. Over time, I gravitated towards math and physics in high school, and structural engineering seemed like the best application for my interests and abilities in the built environment.
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What were you going to be when you grew up?
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I was enamored with agriculture and the heavy machinery used to harvest the miles of corn. I also thought the farm animals were awesome, so I wanted to be a farmer.