I left the country that my ancestors had called home for hundreds of years and migrated with my family when I was 14 years old. I arrived at US and Southern California at an age just shy of 18. I attended high school for a semester before pursuing education at a local community college. I learned English, and studied Math and Science and was admitted to Cal Poly Pomona where I received my BS in Electrical Engineering. I starting working at JPL as a student at an age of 24 and have worked at JPL ever since. I have worked on several projects such as DS1, MLS, X2000, MSAP and MSL either as test, integration or design engineer. On MSL I was in charge of delivering the Telecom Interface FPGA named MTIF. I have spent almost a decade either directly or indirectly contributing to the MSL rover.