“I believe engineering can solve many of the world's problems”

My Story

I come from a family where I’m the youngest of six and the only engineer. When I was young I loved to tinker with things in the garage and pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I also enjoy fly fishing and backpacking in the Uinta Mountains.

Why I Design

I enjoy designing for human use. There are a lot of problems and challenges in the world and I believe that well designed solutions can solve many of these. If I could design anything I would design reconfigurable rooms in peoples homes that can expand and shrink according to different needs.

What I Do

Right now I’m working on developing better cookstoves for the developing world.  Nearly 3 billion people in the world still cook over an open fire. This leads to respiratory diseases, deforestation and contributes to global warming. The goal is to design a stove that is more adaptable and flexible in its capabilities so that it can appeal to a more diverse audience.  For instance, a cookstove that could cook with different types of fuels, or cook varying sizes of pots.

Credentials

 

BYU Mechanical Engineering Research Fellowship Recepient, April 2014

BYU Masters of Business Administration- Class of 2017

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, April 2014

Interned at Sustainable Energy Solutions- Helped develop a process that makes coal combustion clean

Worked in Research and Development for Merit Medical Systems- Helped design a new intravenous medical implant

Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering

Crocker Innovation Fellow