Education: BSEE, Merrimack College

Interests outside of work: playing and listening to music, puzzles, trivia games

Favorite place traveled to: Disney World

Most exotic food tried: Haggis

Long term goal: To become a lead engineer on a project and grow my personal skills by continuing to learn new things every day.

How would you describe your career path to reach your current position?
I started working at Teradyne as a Co-op in May 2009 for Defense and Aerospace Quality Assurance and continued to work full-time and part-time as a Co-op, until I graduated in May 2012. After graduation, I transitioned into a full-time position with the same department.

Why did you choose to work at Teradyne?
I chose Teradyne because the people here are very passionate about their work and they make it a fun place for me to spend my time every day.

What is most challenging about your job?
Learning to balance project schedules and work scope is the most challenging part of working in a quality group – we are the last gate before our products reach the customer, so we have to spend the right amount of time making sure the product is acceptable, but at the same time follow a project schedule based on customer demand.

What do you find the most rewarding about your job?
Feeling like an important member of a team is the most rewarding thing about my job. In meetings, everyone can speak up and contribute effectively, regardless of seniority or role. Even working as a co-op, I always felt that my opinions and ideas were heard and valued.

How do you think the people at Teradyne differ from those you might find in other companies?
The crowd at Teradyne is fun-loving and personable. Everyone is approachable, whether in engineering meetings, or for a quick chat in the hallway. We have a lot of employee events throughout the year that people participate in from Chili Cook-Offs, to Minute-to-Win-It contests, to Punkin Chunkin competitions. It's a great reflection on the personality of Teradyne.