Connor grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He always enjoyed mathematics, playing video games, and playing chess, but it wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school when he took his first physics class that he realized that there was a field of study and a career path that unified his nerdiest inclinations: engineering! Following this newfound goal, he enrolled at Purdue University in 2011. Balancing his studies, tutoring, and social engagements, he graduated with a 3.90 GPA and a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics. Over the next 5 years, he worked in several different engineering roles, including a position with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, while simultaneously completing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering through the University of Southern California.
In 2020, Connor returned to school to work towards his MBA and SM in Aeronautics and Astronautics as part of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program. Part of his impetus for returning to school and starting a leadership-driven program is a commitment to service and giving back. He genuinely enjoys learning and inciting a love of knowledge in others by going beyond the textbook and making conventionally “tough” subjects more relatable and approachable. Connor is most equipped to tutor students in mathematics, engineering, and economics.
Outside of work and school, Connor can be found outside enjoying the fresh air with his dog, hiking, or searching for the best fast food deals around.