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I’m from Whitwell, Tennessee, and my family has lived there for the past 20 years. We’re right on the river in the middle of a Wildlife Management area, about forty-five minutes from Chattanooga. It’s a bit of a long commute, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything; I love living in the country.
Since I was about 4 years old, I’ve been curious about how things work. Anytime I was unsupervised I would take things apart and see if I could put it back together before my parents noticed. Of course, they caught me most of the time. I moved on to drawing up blueprints and building my own creations. My parents encouraged me to pursue engineering and my dad let me help him remodel our house. I even spent the summer after high school working with a contractor building custom metal light fixtures. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by people who support my interests and encourage me to pursue my goals.
I’m studying Mechatronics Technology here at UTC and I hope to use my degree in a research and design department for a manufacturing company.