Simo is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student, with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and has completed the coursework for a B.S. in Physics. His engineering portfolio includes a 2nd place in the AIAA Aircraft Design competition, assisting in the design and testing of motorcycles and trucks at a.Engineering in Italy, working at Cummins High Horsepower division as a combustion performance engineer and is now optimizing a new concentrated solar energy technology for application in developing nations. He served on the Executive Board of the largest student run orientation program in the nation with 6 other student leaders, a start-up like experience. Starting with little more than goals and a vision, they hired and trained 60 students as their Team, then planned and organized two orientation programs with a total of over 10,000 attendees, a staff of 750 students, and a multi-million dollar budget. Along with general Executive Board responsibilities, Simo was directly responsible for the Marketing & Communication and Multimedia committees. Simo has great passion for innovation, learning, as well as challenging himself and the world around him.