Midway through his AmeriCorps VISTA service, Paul helps the FUSE Makerspace move their operations into the new space on Broadway and Central Ave. In a converted basketball court, one can almost pace there steps from machine to machine in a play of high school athletics. Along the three court line, he explains the workings of plasma cutter, while above the court, CNC routed signs depict the words “FUSE Makerspace” emerging from illustrations of circuit boards.
Amidst the hustle of movers, Paul describes his background. He holds an MA in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Before working as an AmeriCorps VISTA, he helped build and design airplanes in Washington. He sees FUSE Makerspace as somewhere that Engineers and Artists can work alike. No matter the field, students will find the resources they need to create their own projects at FUSE’s new space. He hopes to work with Sandia Labs after his year of service.