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In my past career I was an automotive painter and did restoration work on vintage European cars. I was proud of the work I did, but cannot do it anymore due to a permanent overuse injury (bilateral Thoracic Outlet Syndrome). I am now back in school! Studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington.

Returning to school as an adult is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I was a high school dropout, grew up thinking I was only cut out for manual labor. But, here I am at the University of Washington studying one of the hardest engineering disciplines there is. I absolutely love physics and calculus! Who knew? I could not have done this at an earlier age, my mind set was not right for it, so I have no regrets. But it sure feels amazing to prove my academic and personal insecurities wrong!

I enjoy building things. I get to use my creative and…

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  • Male
  • Born on March 4
  • Joined December 6, 2011

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Cold Rolled Steel, Copper, Hot Rolled Steel, Brass, Glass, Film, wood, metal, steel, iron, paint

About

In my past career I was an automotive painter and did restoration work on vintage European cars. I was proud of the work I did, but cannot do it anymore due to a permanent overuse injury (bilateral Thoracic Outlet Syndrome). I am now back in school! Studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington.

Returning to school as an adult is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I was a high school dropout, grew up thinking I was only cut out for manual labor. But, here I am at the University of Washington studying one of the hardest engineering disciplines there is. I absolutely love physics and calculus! Who knew? I could not have done this at an earlier age, my mind set was not right for it, so I have no regrets. But it sure feels amazing to prove my academic and personal insecurities wrong!

I enjoy building things. I get to use my creative and technical skills to create pieces that I am truly proud of. And, it's a therapeutic break from homework. I don't expect to pay or college with my art, but it would be nice to buy a textbook or two.

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