The learning experience that Austin College provided me has been INVALUABLE. By providing a completely customizable education that allowed me to select the courses I was interested in and projects I wanted to work on, Austin College prepared me for roles I did not yet know I would take on. I feel that Austin College more than prepared me for grad school and beyond by teaching me how to to simply think and ask questions. This meant never accepting no as an answer. The professors, course work, and research opportunities helped me to cultivate an attention to detail and foster quick learning skills which have enabled me to excel in my career. I am so thankful I was able to attend such an institution.
Since graduating with my masters in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2016, I have been working as a process development engineer at Cree in the power and RF division dubbed as Wolfspeed. Cree Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide (SiC) materials, power-switching devices and RF devices targeted for applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, inverters, power supplies, telecom and military and aerospace. In this roll I work on the production lines doing process development, new product introduction, implementing and maintaining process controls, equipment training, and procedural documentation. My process and equipment specialties are wire bonding and bond testing, plasma cleaning, laser marking, and ultrasonic welding. Outside of work I enjoy playing volleyball as a member of Ozark Volleyball Club and spending time with my dog June, a catahoula lab mix who loves long walks and swimming in the local lakes around Fayetteville, AR.