Meet the team behind Volansi’s flying robots. Each week we share stories from the team at Volansi highlighting their journey to joining the team, how they help keep our drones taking off, and some quirky fun along the way.
Title at Volansi: Mechanical Engineer
Joined the team: September 2018
Team member #22
Hometown: New Hampshire
Tell us a little bit about your background and the work you did before joining the Volansi team?
I attended Arizona State University and graduated with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering. I was the team lead for my Senior Design Project and I interned as a mechanical/aerospace engineer at MD Helicopters. Outside of engineering, I was a tutor in the Mesa public school district and led ASU’s volunteer Outreach Choir, providing music, art, and a sense of community to retirement homes and assisted living facilities.
In your own words, what do you do at Volansi?
I am the lead mechanical engineer for the VOLY M20 program. My role is constantly evolving, so I get to learn about all aspects of aircraft engineering. I currently work on the major structures of the VOLY M20 airframe, including everything from modeling and stress analysis to composites manufacturing, tooling design, and supplier management.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading and learning about miscellaneous topics. Currently, I am researching linguistics and music theory, and getting back into (simple) music composition
We are in the dawn of unmanned flight and autonomous mobility. What are the applications that excite you most?
I was drawn to Volansi because I could have an impact on developing an aircraft that could help people and even save lives.
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