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January 12 1995

Born in Adis-Ababa, Ethiopia

Summer of 2000

Moved to suburbs of D.C.


Robert E. Lee High School 13'

Hometown: Springfield, VA

James Madison University 18'

Engineering Major


Unity 3D

Java & C#

Adobe CC


Esri:Arc map


Circuits & Instrumentation

3D Printing


VR/AR (Oculus, Vive, Gear VR, Hololens)

Work Experience

JMU Venture Accelerator 

Product Engineer

X-Labs Makerspace

Engineering Intern

Youfory, LLC



Fueled Food Truck Project Intern

Our Community Place

Volunteer Impact Team Coordinator 

Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Engineering Intern

Play-Well TEKnologies

Engineering Instructor

Project Experience

Virtual Reality Tools Training

2 Year Capstone, Project Manager

US Army Data Visualization

AR Prototype Developer

Medical Device for Chronic Cough

Prototype Engineer

Augmented Reality Enhanced Textbooks

AR Developer

Youfory Flag Company

Co-founder, Website Manager

Adaptive Bike

Prototype Engineer

Awards & Leadership

Grand Challenge Scholar

National Academy of Engineering 

University Innovation Fellow

D.School, Stanford University 

Philanthropy Chair

Alpha Phi Omega-Chi Gamma

Madison Engineering Leadership

Honors Leadership Certifcate

D.I. Globals Competion

Community Innovation Gold & Silver Medal

Undergraduate Experience

Technical Projects

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

Project Management


0 Years

5 Years

Contact Info:  fissahnm@jmu.edu