1. What is your role at UAS Labs?
Automation & Instrumentation Specialist / Continuous Improvement, but this title could easily be replaced with “Operations Support”.
In general, my role is to improve our process by making the necessary programming changes, provide guidance and support on electrical needs, ensure the reliability of our instruments with calibration process and spares parts, and help operations to develop a process of solving problem.
2. What Languages do you speak?
French, English and Wolof – the main language of Senegal.
2. Besides the people, what is one thing you miss about Senegal?
The collectivism and social interaction, which is the key to the culture of Senegal.
2. Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I have a bachelor’s in business management from Cardinal Stritch as well as an associate degree in Electronics from Madison College. I have also earned a lean six sigma Black belt degree.
5. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Option 1: What my family wants to do
Option 2: Breaking and fixing stuff around the house
Option 3: Watching premier league soccer or formula 1
4. Favorite Food?
Thieubou Dieune, a traditional dish from my country that can be literally translated as “Rice (Thieb) and Fish (Dieune)”. It is the most popular dish in Senegal.
6. When did you wake up this morning and what did you eat for breakfast?
I woke up a little before 5:00 AM and had a cup of coffee with a croissant
8. Any Pets?
We have a cockatiel named Buba.
9. What was your first job?
Back in Senegal, I was a firefighter in the military. My first job in the USA was on a packaging line as a boxer.
10. What is your hidden talent?
11. If you could live in any time period, when would you live?
The far future. I’m still trying to guess how far technology will go, and would like to see real time robot vs machines.
12. What do you enjoy most about working at UAS Labs?
I enjoy seeing how people here work together to overcome challenges.