I led a national organization of over 350,000 students. I advocated to improve funding and curricula for skilled trades.
I joined SkillsUSA after enrolling in a robotics course in 2014. After a few months, I was elected to district, state, then national office. I operated in an incredibly demanding environment as the National President. I travelled across the country to meet with legislators and industry to promote skilled trades. For my contributions, I was awarded the Career and Technical Education Innovator by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry that ensures America has a skilled workforce.
Memorable moments include hosting the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), facilitating the Washington Leadership and Training Institute (WLTI), presenting a chocolate printer I prototyped at the White House, and participating in a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
I deployed technologies and directed logistics for a construction materials firm. I improved our day-to-day operations with enterprise software.