Along with all my engineering work, I have a wide range of hobbies. I love the outdoors, music, and designing neat gadgets or parts! Here is a short list of what I do in my free time:
From the Marine Corp Marathon in 2017 to now I have run three marathons. It's a ton of fun competing on Strava and training for my next race, plus I've found it's a great way to learn a new area!
From leading three freshman orientation trips at Princeton to more recent personal trips, I love the outdoors. I'd definitely recommend spots like Kickapoo State Park (TX with awesome stars at night) and High Point State Park (NJ) if you're looking for a place to go camping!
At the age of four, I started taking drum lessons. It's a special interest of mine I have continued for the last twenty years. At Princeton, I played drums for twelve musicals and even joined the Princeton University Rock Ensemble Junior year
As an alternative to the maker space (mechanical engineering shop) at Princeton, I purchased a 3D printer for my apartment in 2019. Check out some of my projects on my projects page if you haven't done so yet!
Before the age of 5, I conducted elaborate candy heists, stealing candy from the top shelf (7ft) of a closet and leaving no trace. The full extent of these heists was not discovered until I admitted everything twenty years later
At Princeton, I competed in the cardboard canoe race twice. Both canoes were successful and senior year I was part of the winning duo, taking first place with the fastest time across the 25 meter length of the pool.
In high school, I had a couple of paying drumming gigs along with some peers, making all of us professional musicians. I also was the first chair All-State Jazz drummer my senior year which was loads of fun
Over the course of two summers, I worked as a waiter in Atlanta. I kept careful track of all of my sales and shifts, totaling all of the money. Over the two years, I sold over $50k in Mexican food.