Prior to joining HFZ as a Patent Engineer, I studied Physics and minored in Mathematics at Wheaton College. Studying Physics has given me a broad range of exposure to various fields of engineering including mechanical, electrical and programming. In my Innovative Design Lab class, I worked with a team designing a door opening solution for individuals using wheelchairs. My math background has given me competence with data science, cryptography, and algorithms.
I have always had twin passions for both science and law, and the field of patent law allows me to pursue both. While interning at Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman during the summer of my junior year, I got to experience the field of patent prosecution in earnest, and immediately knew this was the career for me. Patent prosecution allows me to both work with brilliant inventors who are actively making the world a better place through fascinating technologies, and protect their inventions and rights, so they can focus on inventing. I am currently a law student in the evening program at Chicago-Kent College of Law.