Patent holder

Secured a United States patent in December 2012 alongside Lita VanWagenen for a popcorn serving bowl, the “Pop-Up Kernel Cup.” US20140183105A1 was configured to segregaate un-popped popcorn kernels from popped popcorn kernels.


drew university commencement speaker

Selected by a panel of university staff, professors, and students to deliver the 2018 graduating class for the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University. Speech focused on the necessity to savor remember the people who have most impacted your life.


Honors and awards

  • James J. Higgins Memorial Prize

  • Senior Class Award

  • Pi Sigma Alpha member

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship nominee

  • Dean Paolo Cucchi Student Research Grant

  • Baldwin Honors Scholarship

  • Presidential Arts Scholarship

  • American Legion School Award