M.S., Structural Engineering, Stanford University
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
Why did you go into structural engineering?
I loved the idea of applying physics to real projects. I enjoy considering how forces flow through a form, and how that form might be optimized under different conditions. I found that I gravitated towards buildings for two reasons. They create an amazingly lasting impact for the users. And they gather many types of people who bring different ideas to the table, which means finding the overall optimal design for everyone creates a new challenge for each project.
Little Known Fact
I’ve been a violinist for about two decades now.
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What is your unusual talent?
While practicing the Japanese martial art Aikido, I channel the ultimate structural nerd inside of me to precisely analyze joint locks and techniques (such as kotegaeshi) using engineering concepts like inertia, moment arm, elastic strain, and deformation compatibility.