Steven received his B.S in Electrical Engineering from UCSB in 2010, and is currently a M.S. student with an emphasis in Electronics and Photonics. Upon completion, Steven also intends to pursue a PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include high-speed optoelectronics, microwave photonics and photonic integration, towards applications involving optical sensing and communication. He is concurrently a Senior Photonics Design Engineer at Freedom Photonics, LLC in Santa Barbara, CA.