My name is Ryan Field and I am a senior at North Carolina State University. I will graduate this spring (15 days to be exact!) and I'm heading to Columbia University in the fall. I am a double major in Electrical Engineering and Physics. My primary involvement with SPS has been participating in practically all of the educational outreach activities that our group undertakes. Over the past year, I have been working with a couple of fourth grade classes at a local elementary school through an engineering outreach program at NC State. I'm really excited about the upcoming summer and the opportunity to do outreach with a different level of students and to help develop the outreach kit for SPS. Outreach is something that I've been involved with for quite some time and I'm hoping to gain some great experience this summer.
I have become somewhat of an internship veteran during the summers - I have previously worked in Raleigh, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Geneva. Through these experiences, I have found that I really enjoy city life and exploring. I'm really hoping to make the most of my time in DC. I have made a couple of visits to the area in the last year, but I know that there is still plenty to see and do!
My primary leisure activity is going for a nice long run. I've run six marathons in the past five years and I'm planning on running the Marine Corps Marathon in DC this October. I also enjoy other sports and will participate in almost any athletic competition. I'm also looking forward to taking advantage of some of the many museums in DC. I'm looking forward to working and hanging out with all of you.
Good luck with your upcoming exams!