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Lebanon Valley College
NASA Goddard Space Center Intern
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
I am a Junior Physics and Music Recording Technology major at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. I am particularly interested in acoustics and the science of sound and plan to work towards a doctorate in the field after finishing my undergraduate studies in the spring of 2015. I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the world and my search for answers has brought me to the fundamental science that is Physics. It is a dream of mine to observe, discover, research, and understand new natural phenomena for a career and perhaps one day share my knowledge with those who are interested. At Lebanon Valley College, I have been involved with the Society of Physics Students since my freshman year–I was the president of the chapter for the past two and a half years, and will be the president for my final year at Lebanon Valley.
My hometown is Downingtown, PA, a small town located halfway between Philadelphia and Lancaster. I love music—creating, composing, playing, recording, and performing—and have been working with music since my kindergarten years. I credit my love for music for sparking my original interest in the properties of sound and leading to my love of physics. I also was raised to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors. As soon as I could walk, and even before that, my parents would take my brother and I camping, canoeing, hiking, and skiing. I remember many nights sitting around the campfire fire and looking up into the crystal clear night sky and losing myself in thought. The universe we live in is a fascinating place, and I am happy to have made the choice to spend the rest of my life seeking to understand it.