I grew up just outside of Pittsburgh in a town called Murrysville, PA. I spent my first year at Penn State Behrend in Erie, PA, where I did not encounter any other chemical engineers. Throughout my second semester there and the following summer, I worked for the school in a contract-based industrial engineering position, in which I would take on projects for companies that asked the school for help involving Industry 4.0 and robotics. After that year I transferred to the University Park campus to be able to finish my degree, and I am currently in my second semester as a sophomore. I joined CurtisLab at the very end of this past semester, and have also recently picked up a position as the Mentorship chair of Penn State AIChE as well as part of the logistics committee of PSUSPA. I am very excited to see where this semester leads me in all of these new endeavors.