During my time with Wier and Associates, I also continued my pursuit of education and professional certifications. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering as well as my Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2004 and 2007 respectively. I was also awarded a Professional Engineer's License in 2008.
In 2009, I left Wier and Associates and joined the United States Peace Corps. During this assignment, I was deployed to the small island nation of Cape Verde. While there, I taught classes in civil engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, and English as a second language for the University of Cape Verde - Department of Engineering and Marine Sciences. I also consulted on small water infrastructure development projects throughout the archipelago.
In 2011, I began studying at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, and later Texas A&M School of Law. During my time there I served on various student oriented boards and served on the Texas A&M Journal of Property. I also published an article entitled "The Floodplain Fiasco," through the Texas A&M Journal of Property. I graduated from Texas A&M School of Law with a Juris Doctor in May 2015, and subsequently passed the Bar Exam in November 2015. During my time at Texas Wesleyan Law and Texas A&M School of Law, I also continued my civil engineering practice.
I am currently licensed both as a registered Professional Engineer and an Attorney in the State of Texas.