Mr. Smith graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, including coursework in geography and urban studies, and political science. While at Temple, Eric completed internships related to environmental law, PA state government communications, and environmental political outreach. After graduation, he moved to Shanghai, China to work as a professional development consultant for an international education company. Eric helped grow the number of clients by over 150% while designing and leading professional clinics for clients and future employees in China and Taiwan. He is also an accomplished violinist, percussionist, and scuba diver. While working and traveling abroad, he became interested in the growing commercial space industry’s mission to accelerate a future dedicated to scientific discovery and exploration. Eric has chosen the Space Studies program with a focus in Management to grow his science and business skills for a career in the industry. His goal is to develop sustainable economic opportunities that offer cheaper access to space.