David Berard is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduating high school in 2006 he entered the workforce and has gained experience working in both service and manufacturing industries. His roles have included team leadership, supervising, training, sales, as well as direct customer complaint resolution. Since reentering academia full time in the spring of 2015 he has completed two associate’s degrees, graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the spring of 2018, and is currently in pursuit of a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He has made contributions to various projects in the lab including the Suction Device project and is currently leading the Novel Endotracheal Tube System project. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, writing music, and reading.