My passion for science and critical thinking skills began as early as I can remember. Throughout my childhood I was interested in how the world worked, and why it worked the way it did. My strong subjects in elementary school were math and science. But by middle school science interested me less and less as it turned from thinking and exploring to memorizing vocabulary words to describe unexplained biological processes. Luckily my seventh grade and eighth grade science teachers began to again show me the fun in exploring the natural world. The rest of my education information is outlined below. This information is also summarized on my resume.
Huron High School
In 2006 I graduated from Huron High School, a small public school in northern Ohio. While there I took a standard lot of English and History courses, and completed sciences up to AP Chemistry and math up to AP calculus.
- GPA: 3.188
- Attended classes at Terra Technical College
- AP Physics score: 5
- AP Calculus score: 5
After high school I went on to study physics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- GPA: 3.306
- Graduated in 3.5 years
- Research experience in coupled oscillators
- Research experience in applied optics through summer internship
University of Toledo
Having taken a few years off after my bachelor's degree, I decided to return to school in the fall of 2011 to start a masters degree in physics.
- GPA: 3.556
- Master's thesis on original theoretical calculation
- Research experience in theoretical optics
- Teaching experience in undergraduate physics labs