- B.A. Art, University of Southern Maine, 1989
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Maine, 1993
- MSEE Coursework, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
In addition to my interest and vast experience in electronics design, I have a spent a large part of my career addressing social inequities in engineering. I have explored the myriad ways that social systems and structures impede the development of access to the engineering endeavor as a critical component of human civilization. I have personally experienced the deeply divisive issues relating to the goal of reversing the long-standing trend of racial division in engineering, gender biases in hiring and promotion, and a litany of other avenues of the ostracization of differently-presenting creativity both in the workplace and universities.
My professional background includes manufacturing automation, motion control, embedded systems, microchip design, and microprocessor design. I have expertise in high-speed custom microprocessor circuit design as well as application-specific integrated circuit design using Verilog. I also have experience and a great fondness for motion control systems used in manufacturing automation. I have a keen interest in energy conservation and climate control: my background includes the application of various low-power and energy saving techniques in electronic designs.