Engineer and Chemist
When asked by an elementary school counselor what I was going to do when I grew up, I replied “I’m going to be a engineer.” The councilor then asked if I wanted to drive trains. I said “No, I’m going to build bridges.” I’ve never built a bridge but I did become a mechanical engineer. I’ve worked on DOD projects in aerospace with Space Shuttle communications equipment, then environmental air quality engineering. When the opportunity to go to Antarctica as a mechanic presented itself, I jumped; it was an easy switch as dad was a hot rodder and I inherited his rapport with machines and their workings. Now after a dozen highly successful seasons working support in Antarctica I have been given the opportunity to join the SCINI team as an engineer and chemist. The chance to work on a science project in the field is a dream of a lifetime.