Complex problems have complex solutions and require a diverse skill set to solve. Being motivated by finding the solutions to complex problems has driven my growth and success as a scientist and engineer. I have demonstrated a drive and passion for using and growing my skill set in all areas of my life, which can be seen by examination of my Curriculum Vitae. Highlights include: a high GPA as a student, a robust set of skills for processing, characterizing, and analyzing electroceramic materials, and a diverse and extensive set of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. I am always looking for new challenges, new avenues for continued learning, and opportunities to work at the bleeding edge of what is possible.