Don was a PhD student from Hortonville, WI. He holds a BSc. in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a MSc. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to being an ARCs Scholar, he has interned with the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research focuses on enabling optimal guidance and control of spacecraft around small bodies using low-thrust propulsion. He defended in summer 2021, and is now working at Intuitive Machines.