I am currently enrolled at the University of Delaware as a physics and mechanical engineering double major going into my second year. I've always enjoyed building things and learning how the world works, so I decided to pursue both physics and engineering, with the purpose of eventually enter the aerospace industry. I am researching optical tweezers and currently utilizing an optical vortex beam to control the rotation of trapped particles. This will culminate in my magnum opus, the development of the world's smallest fidget spinner. I joined the Laser Teaching Center in order to learn more about optics and get good hands-on experience in a lab.