After finishing my Bachelor's in Computer Science, I worked for nearly a decade as a software engineer on enterprise SaaS offerings. Despite a successful career, in 2014 I went back to school to pursue a Master's and subsequent PhD. While I enjoyed my job, I was disillusioned with working on projects that only made money. I decided that, instead of writing software for big retail websites, I wanted to write software for space ships. My area of interest is Safety-Critical Real-Time Embedded Software and I plan to pursue research opportunities in the space industry when I finish my doctorate.