I was approached with a once-in-a-lifetime offer: the opportunity to become a research engineer for a national advanced technology lab. I'll be helping to develop new solutions in wide-ranging areas such as energy and power, artificial intelligence, robotics, human-machine symbiosis, hypersonics, spectrum operations, and cyber. This role will provide a new challenge each and every day. It will allow me to utilize my full skillset, expand my horizons, expose me to new mindsets, and encourage me to grow both personally and professionally.
The chance to work in the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories is the stuff dreams are made of, working on generation-after-next technology - things that have never been imagined before - in an entrepreneurial research environment supported by the national labs, academia, and multibillion-dollar global organizations. I'm one of the youngest members of the team, so I'll be surrounded by seasoned experts in almost every discipline of engineering. This will give me the chance to learn and grow within my own field and beyond.
I never intended to leave Intel; Intel is like family to me. I am incredibly grateful for their support and for the valuable experiences and knowledge I have gained over the years. It has been an honor working alongside such talented individuals, and as I move forward I carry with me the lessons learned and the strong relationships forged.
While it is bittersweet to bid farewell to Intel, it's time for me to embark on this new chapter in my career, and I couldn't be more thrilled about the incredible opportunities that lie ahead! Working outside the box, doing something different every single day, and contributing to a wide variety of groundbreaking research and development projects will turn every workday into an exciting adventure.
Here's to new adventures, and to pushing the boundaries of innovation!