My name is Alexander (Alec) English and I am a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a Physics B.A. and Mechanical Engineering minor. I am fascinated by hard science itself and by how it impacts society through public policy. I have always been passionate about space, both from astronomical and space technologies perspectives. In the long term, I would like to work in both industry and government to improve scientific policy and increase public trust in the scientific method as a means of bettering life.
During college I had the privilege of interning for SpaceX for two summers. In 2017 I served as the Commercial Mission Integration Intern at their east coast launch site in Cape Canaveral, FL, and in 2018 I worked as both a Government Mission Integration and Propulsion Liaison Intern at company HQ in Hawthorne, CA. Before that, I was awarded a SURF Grant to work on NASA's Mission Juno at CalTech over the summer of 2016. At UC Berkeley, I cofounded Goldeneye, a student-run engineering club that has won honors in a NASA design competition and built a small-scale autonomous vehicle for Aptiv, PLC. I also served as President of UC Berkeley's NCBA Club Baseball team.
I have a wide range of interests and hobbies. I enjoy many crafts, including woodworking, filmmaking, and special effects. Sports are a significant part of my life as well, from baseball to tennis to hockey. I love the outdoors, whether it's skiing, hiking, or backpacking. I am an avid traveler and speak fluent French. I am also a competitive yoyoer, attending meets and contests.