Gabe Apaza is a 3rd year PhD student studying Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. He completed his undergraduate education by majoring in Computer Science in Engineering and minoring in Mathematics at Michigan State University. During his undergrad, he interned with NASA Goddard for 4 years as a software developer for Goddard’s Computing Environments and Collaborative Technologies branch. For two of these four years, he worked on a NASA funded project called TAT-C ML where he met his current advisor Dr. Selva and decided to pursue a Phd with him in Aerospace Engineering. In addition to his student status, he currently holds a Pathways position with NASA Goddard where he develops collaborative technologies for facilitating critical systems engineering activities. His current research interests include: tradespace exploration, problem formulation, and leveraging cognitive assistants for Human-AI collaboration.