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“I enjoy working on projects that help others. I try to see how my daily efforts will influence people down the road. Day to day, I solve problems ranging from interior room acoustics in concert halls and lecture spaces, to sound isolation between hospital exam rooms and office spaces, to environmental noise concerns from manufacturing plants and airport traffic. Each project offers unique opportunities to touch the lives of many in an invisible way. ”
I first encountered Acentech when Ben Markham, Acentech’s Architectural and Mechanical Group Director, gave a guest lecture in an architectural acoustics course at Cornell University. I was a physics student who had no business studying architecture, yet I found the link between physics and acoustics, and its applications, fascinating. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in physics, I joined Acentech as an intern, and later as a Consultant.
While working at Acentech, I have been studying part time towards a Masters of Engineering in Acoustics through Pennsylvania State University’s online program. I hope to finish my capstone focused on sound classification using machine learning in spring 2022.
“No matter what you do, you first have to have a vision… to see your goal, to believe in it, have faith in it and chase it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Without goals you can spin your wheels aimlessly, ending up in the exact spot you started in. If you have a vision, then you have something to strive towards. This mentality encourages and promotes success in every aspect of life.
- 2021 ASA Science Communication Award, Long Rang Acoustic Devices (LRAD) and Public Safety blog
- Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in Physics