When I was 4 years old I repaired a broken wind up alarm clock, much to my parents surprise. I was always dismantling and building things. In the eighth grade I became fascinated by hydraulics and what I might call microfluidics. By the time I was in high school I had been tinkering with bikes, boats and cars with a keen eye on understanding interacting systems. By my first year at University I had taken Physics and was bent on understanding Astrophysics. By the time I had graduated from UCSD I had a breadth of education that included Astrophysics, Economics, Languages and History. My career was just as diverse starting in Banking, Finance, Analytics and now a career focusing on putting things in space...LEO, GEO and beyond.