My name is Jonathan R Gross* but I go by Jack. I’m an aerospace/mechanical engineer with a passion for spaceflight, aviation, transportation, and power generation.  I came to California for grad school at USC, where I received a masters in aerospace engineering with a focus on fluid dynamics.  After grad school I stuck around LA to work in the aerospace industry.

I’m originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where I grew up in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.  Hobbies include board games/tabletop role playing games, craft projects and costuming, and outdoorsy stuff like hiking and climbing.

*There’s no period after the ‘R’ because R is not an initial.  My middle name is simply the letter R.  There is a weird story behind that but I do not wish to go into it here.