Ethan Barron
Entrepreneur, Policy Activist, & Engineer

Driven by a fervent desire to engineer profound societal and technical change in the aerospace sector. Exemplary in the realms of Activism and Civic Discourse, showcased by exceptional leadership achievements across diverse international youth-led organizations and renowned 501(c)(3)s. Seeking a career trajectory that traverses engineering, science, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Great Oak High School
Aug. 2019 - June 2023
International Baccalaureate (IBDP)
4.8 GPA, Top ∼2% of Class
University of California, Los Angeles
Sept. 2023 - Current
BS Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering 2026
JavaScript, C/C++, SolidWorks, Fusion 360, MATLAB, Additive Manu.
Rocket Project @ UCLA
Sept. 2023 - Current

Leveraged SolidWorks in conjunction with comprehensive CFD analyses to optimize and iterate nozzle designs for UCLA's Prometheus rocket.

Design, Build, & Fly @ UCLA
Sept. 2023 - Current

Streamlined foundational assemblies and structural components to reduce aerodynamic loads in airfoil prototypes and vertical stabilizers. Employed STARCCM+ and MATLAB to generate and refine tentative airfoil shapes. Translated CFD analyses into functional SOLIDWORKS assemblies for subsequent analysis and manufacturing.

Relevant Coursework
Differential Equations, Multivariable Calculus, & Linear Algebra
Leadership & Volunteer Experience
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics @ UCLAExternal Committee
Oct. 2023 - Current

Coordinated interactions with aerospace firms and operations to organize career fairs and other events for UCLA students and faculty.

Policy for the People @ HarvardChief Executive Officer
Nov. 2020 - Dec. 2022

Chief Executive Officer for an international community of policy enthusiasts. Established partnerships with WHO subsidiaries, members of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and MITii, to facilitate Harvard's Researchathon, the Pandemic Policython, and other policy-based marathons. Oversaw the collaborative endeavors of a diverse cohort of 200+ international interns, distinguished world-renowned researchers, and internationally revered professors. 

Institute for Youth in PolicyDirector of Effective Discourse & Policy
July 2022 - Mar. 2023

Facilitated strategic partnerships and civic discourse events as the Director of Events for an international nonprofit. Executed dozens of international workshops (i.e., Public Policy, Economic Equity, Healthcare, Climate Change, AI/ML Bias, etc.) and civic discourse events for students worldwide. Nurtured partnerships with the Cambridge Institute, Stanford Democrats, and BridgeUSA on several occasions; 400K+ cumulative impressions in 83+ countries. 

Jan. 2022 - Current

Collaborated with the Executive Director to implement logistical strategies aimed at optimizing the shipment process of essential equipment for refugee camps in Medyka, Poland in the midst of the Ukraine-Russia War.

Awards & Certifications
Six-Time Medalist & Two-Time Regional FinalistScience Olympiad Committee
Mar. 2022

Six-time medalist in regional and local invitationals in Forensics, ML/AI, Wi-Fi Lab, and other events.  

UNA-USA AmbassadorUnited Nations Association of the USA
Sept. 2022

Awarded the Ambassador Level of the 2022-23 UNA-USA National Service Award for 100+ hours of international service. Spearheaded initiatives in Kyiv, Ukraine to aid Ukrainian refugees.

Student Pilot (PPL)
Apr. 2018