Jose is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering along with a Computational Science and Engineering Certificate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a Teaching Assistant and a member of both the Putnam Research Group and the Advanced Research for the Exploration of Space (ARES) Research Group. He obtained his B.S. from the University of California, Irvine in June 2015. His research interests include astrodynamics, spacecraft stability during re-entry, and entry, descent, and landing systems. He also enjoys playing sports and running on his free time.