I am a master’s student at North Carolina State University perusing a Masters in Textiles with an expected graduation date of May 2019. I am receiving my undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in Textile Design in May 2018. During the summer of 2016 I gained experience working in a vertically integrated knitting plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Going forward in my academic career, my pending masters thesis will concentrate on a LCA of a piece of military apparel or gear. I hope to peruse a career in R&D of personal protective gear by working for the government and military.