As an Imaging Science major at RIT I have a unique skill set. This one of a kind program has prepared myself and fellow graduates uniquely for a career in industry. The program is truly multidisciplinary, focusing on the entirety of the Imaging Chain, rather than any singular topic. From understanding the radiometric properties of a scene, the optical systems and sensors, to raw image data processing, color reproduction and displays, to computer vision, as a student to come out of this program, I have seen and done some of everything!
During my time in the program, I've been drawn to many different topics, but my specialty (and Senior Track) focuses on Remote Sensing, particularly with analysis of hyperspectral imagery. My senior project focuses on early detection of white mold in snap beans, using data collected both with a handheld spectrometer, as well as data collected by a six-channel sensor flown overhead by a drone, which was particularly exciting!
In addition to Imaging Science and remote sensing, I have a passion for astronomy and astrophysics that I've explored in my time at RIT by taking a minor in Astronomy. I am a hard working, driven individual, and I've had several jobs while at college. I've risen through the ranks, and been promoted to a Student Supervisor, a job (though not a career), that I take seriously. I've also been fortunate enough to become the President-elect of the Imaging Science Club at RIT, which has been as rewarding and fun as it has been challenging. Because of my dual interests in Remote Sensing and astronomy, I am also extremely interested in the different methods used to calibrate data collected by aerial imagery.