Hazy Library Student Employees Fall 2021

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Alisa Small PicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics, Minor in Propulsion

Class of 2024

Tech Assistant in Propulsion Lab | Student Assistant

Hazy Library & Learning Center


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Alisa LeBlanc*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

My grandparents worked in the Aerospace industry and I grew up listening to their stories. I'm interested in space and technology.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since July 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I have had ferrets for the last 10 years.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I plan to pursue a doctorate but would like to get some industry experience before I do.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I have learned that experience in life and career is very valuable.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The books I'm reading are: The Odyssey and The Count of Monte Cristo.

My favorite author is Hafsah Faizal.

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Alisa Small PicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics, Minor in Propulsion

Class of 2024

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | Weather Club |  Student Veterans Organization |     Alternative Energy Association


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Ben Kowaleski*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

It’s a new and growing field and these will be part of everyday life in the future.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since May 2022

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

While in the Coast Guard, I stopped drug smugglers.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I want to gain experience in the Unmanned Aircraft industry and eventually start my own business.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned that the hashtag symbol is called an Octothorpe.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

My favorite author is: George Orwell

 

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Caleb Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering-Aero Track

Class of 2023

AFROTC | Arnold Air Society | Society of Hispanic Engineers | Student Assistant Hazy Library & Learning Center


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Caleb Loomis*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

Growing up I liked to build model aircraft and fly them, as I got older I aspired to build larger more functional aircraft.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library for one year.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I flew solo for five hours and I love to ride motorcycles.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

Iplan to get my commission and fly for the Air Force.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

Being an upper-classman is a lot more work than being a lower classman.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinks.

My favorite author is Simmon Sinek.

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Caleb Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

B.S. Software Engineering, minor in Mandarin & Defense Studies

Class of 2022

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | A.F. ROTC | Valor | Chi Alpha | Yavapai BBBS


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Cordaellia Farrell*

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1.What drew you to select your major?

There’s a high demand for Software Engineers and Mandarin Chinese speakers. I thought why not, sounds fun!

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since January 2022

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I like extreme hobbies like: rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing, backpacking, and cliff jumping.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I will be a commissioned officer in the U.S.A.F., using what I studied.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned to trust in God’s will.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: Redeeming Love, and A Case for Christ.

My favorite author is: C.S. Lewis and Francine Rivers.

 

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Caleb Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering, Astro Track

Class of 2024

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center

 


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Elijah Buckout*

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1.What drew you to select your major?

In high school I became interested in space and space technology.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since  August 2022

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

Billions of people on this planet do not know I exist.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I would like to get a job I enjoy that pays well, a family, and time for both.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned that conspiracy theories are best assuaged through respect of the theorist, a discussion of known facts, and time.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: Return of the King by JRR Tolkien.

My favorite author is: JRR Tolkien.

 

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Caleb Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Forensic Psychology

Class of 2023

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | ASIS | OSS | PSI CHI |Silver Wings | Fencing Club


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Emily Reichenberger*

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1.What drew you to select your major?

I wanted to improve the lives of those both effected by crime and those who commit crimes.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since January 2022.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I studied Hebrew in Middle School.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I plan to attend Graduate School and get my PhD in Forensic Psychology

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned the importance of asking the right questions.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

My favorite author is: Mark Twain.

 

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Kylee Bennett Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering Aero Track

Class of 2024

Soccer | Alternative Energy Club

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center


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1. What drew you to select your major?

Loved the idea of engineering and the idea of flight which drew me to aerospace.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since February 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I can juggle a soccer ball over 1000 times!

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I want to find a career that is closer to my home state, Idaho.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I have learned to enjoy the moment.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was The Last Standby Stephen King.

My favorite author is Jeanette Walls.

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Lauren Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aviation Business Administration

Class of 2024

Student Assistant

Hazy Library & Learning Center

 


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Lauren Thompson*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

I grew up on naval bases watching my dad fly. I always knew I wanted to do something aviation related.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since May of 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I taught myself how to play the guitar at 14 years old.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I would like to work for an airline doing emergency management.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned that even if you don't think you will get an internship or co-op, still try for it, you never know what will happen.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski.

My favorite author is Anthony Doerr.

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Marco Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aerospace Engineering-Astro Track

Class of 2024

AFROTC | Resiliency Team | Cadet

Actions Group | Student Assistant |

Hazy Library & Learning Center


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Marco Campos*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

I chose this because I have always thought it was an interesting field to work in.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since summer 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I have a cat named Carwash, he was found at a carwash in Phoenix, AZ.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I would like to be an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned how to take care of a cat very quickly.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

I do not currently have a favorite author.

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Mansidak Small PicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Mechanical Engineering

Class of 2023

EFST | SpaceX | NY Academy Science

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | URI Research


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Mansidak Singh*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

This is an area that extensively develops your problem solving skills and helps you learn how to think.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since September 2020.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I've never shaved my beard.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I will either apply for grad school or work on my startup.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

When a signal is sampled at a rate less than the minimum sampling rate then aliasing occurs.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins.

My favorite authors are Whitman, Frost, and Collins.

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Nick Small PicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Astronomy

Class of 2022

SPS | X-Country & Distance Track | Student Assistant

Hazy Library & Learning Center


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Nick Hernandez*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

The local astronomy club had stargazing events - being able to look at the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn sparked my fascination with it.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since July 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I know how to play the piano.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I am planning to go into the Air Force.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned how to drive a forklift.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was The Perfect Machine.

My favorite author is Carl Sagan.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Aeronautical Science Fixed Wing, minor in Air Traffic Control

Class of 2024

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | International Student Association


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Rani Kim*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

I wanted to travel around the world working with big planes.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since June 2022.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I lived in Japan for 7 years but can’t speak Japanese fluently.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I’m planning to be an airline pilot.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

Time is going fast, like a rollercoaster.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.

My favorite author is: Duffer Brothers.

 

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Nick Small PicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

B.S. Aerospace Engineering and minor in Astronomy

Class of 2024

Student Assistant | Hazy Library & Learning Center | RDL | Soaring Eagles Archery Club

 


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Tara Lucas*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

I’ve always been interested in math and science and I took an astronomy course when I was a Junior. At Embry-Riddle I found a degree that combined both.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since January 2022

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I really enjoy photography, especially at night when the Milky Way is visible.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I plan to work in the Aerospace Industry, focusing on exploring  Exoplanets and searching for extraterrestrial life.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

I learned that a spherical triangle can be made of 3 right angles.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was: Where the Forest Meets the Stars.

My favorite author is: Marie Lu and Erin Morgenstern.

 

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Teagan Small GraphicEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Space Physics, Computer Science Minor

Class of 2023

SPS | Women's Ambassadors | Student Assistant

Hazy Library & Learning Center


*Check out these fun facts about our student employee Teagan Laws*

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1. What drew you to select your major?

I really enjoy math and physics - a wonderful world that is pure math.

2. How long have you been working for the Hazy Library & Learning Center?

I have been working at the Hazy Library since May 2021.

3. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know, a fun fact?

I love to travel and have been to over 10 different countries.

4. What are your plans after you graduate?

I hope to work on astronomical data analysis during graduate research.

5. What is one thing you’ve learned in the last month?

You are your own biggest support system, so always take care of yourself.

6. What is the last book you read and do you have a favorite author?

The last book I read was Cosmic Careers: Exploring the Universe of Opportunities in the Space Industry.

My favorite author is Rupi Kaur.

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