I was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio, graduating with honors from Centerville High School in May 2017. I currently attend Purdue University, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in Fluid Mechanics.
Outside of my classes, I enjoy playing music as a Percussionist and a Pianist. Spring 2021 will be my 3rd semester as Principle Percussionist, regularly performing with the Purdue Wind Ensemble, the Commencement Band, and occasionally performing with the Philharmonic Orchestra, among other Purdue ensembles. I have previously been the Principle Percussionist for the Centerville High School Wind Symphony, appearing in the 2017 MFA National Concert Band Festival, the 2017 MFA National Honor Band of America, and the 2017 OMEA All-State Band. I have also had the honor of teaching nearly two dozen students through a mix of private lessons, ensemble instruction, and through the United Sound program, which brings musical experiences to special-needs students.
While my studies center on engineering, my musical experiences have been foundational to both my personality and my character. I am continually grateful for the multitude of musical opportunities I have been blessed with during my time at Centerville and Purdue.