Who am I?08

  • PES Scholar - 2015
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, Graduation - May 2016
  • Major - B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Area of Emphasis - Power
  • Other interests - remodeling my house, gardening, hiking

Why did you choose to study engineering and the power engineering field?

I wanted to help figure out solutions for cleaner energy generation and distribution.

What do you love about the power engineering field? What excites you about being involved in the PE field?

The company I work for is heavily involved in upgrading older coal plants with AQCS and combustion turbine/HRSG systems, as well as working on black start facilities. It isn't working on renewables like I had originally intended, but it does have a lot to do with making a critical energy source (coal) cleaner and more efficient.

How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

The immediate impact was to pay for Power Lab, which I was paying for out of pocket. Mostly, it represented money that won't have to be borrowed to finish up my degree.

January 2016