Chase Burciaga graduated in 2021 from Texas A&M University with a BS in Mechatronics and two minors, one in embedded systems integration and one in cybersecurity. He has interned at Houston Mechatronics, designing robots for the oil and gas industry; Sentry Technology, researching Internet of Things applications for smart bridge structures; and the Department of Defense, fortifying cyber defense. He has also designed and constructed an underwater unmanned vessel created for undersea research investigations. Additionally, Chase has worked at the Security Operations Center as a student network security analyst and built robotic rovers for research applications in the Mechatronics Intelligence Solutions Laboratory. Chase will focus on cybersecurity diplomacy or nuclear proliferation to prepare for a future in federal government.