Justin began his MS/PhD as a design major with EDG in Fall 2021, where he conducts work with the NASA ECF project. For undergraduate studies, he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the SUNY University at Buffalo. Before college, Justin grew up in Upstate New York (Clifton Park, specifically), where he became inspired to pursue engineering through his involvement in his high school FRC robotics team. His research and career interests are in the field of robotic application in space and how to find elegant solutions to design problems from a novel bio-inspired standpoint. Outside the lab, Justin is hiking, playing soccer, finding new coffee shops, or as of recent surfing and snowboarding.