My name is Garrett Hall. I was born August 22, 1984 in Austin, Texas. I spent the majority of my childhood playing with Lego, building forts in the backyard, and make-believing with my older brother we had superpowers. I stayed active enjoying swimming, soccer, and skateboarding. When I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I joined the Air Force in 2005 as a medical laboratory technician to explore the medical field. After a brief tour in Iraq, I decided not to re-enlist so I could pursue a higher education.
In 2010, I enrolled at Austin Community College (ACC). This is where I cultivated my love of chemistry and physics (thanks Brian, Allen, and Saad). During my early education, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. This further solidified my devotion to a career in research. After picking up an Associate’s Degree in Chemistry from ACC, I transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program in 2014.
My current research is Brain Computer Interfacing with the focus on Signals and Systems. This involves using electroencephalograph (EEG) signals to control the movement of unmanned aerial vehicles. In Fall 2015, I was nominated as President of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Electrical Engineering Honor Society. We decided to take HKN in the direction of stewardship. We began providing tutoring and technical workshops to increase the competence of our engineering community here at UTSA. I am passionate about people learning and improving their experience. I appreciate this opportunity to increase the happiness and success of the engineering community as the Undergraduate Student Rep to the IEEE AESS Board of Governors.