Rishi Shah was raised in Yorba Linda, California. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and commissioned into the Marine Corps. Selected to attend graduate school immediately after commissioning, Rishi completed a M.S. in Aeronautics/ Astronautics from Stanford University in 2013. Following training, Rishi served as a Signals Intelligence Officer and was stationed at 1st Radio Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed as a Detachment Officer in Charge with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2016. After returning from deployment, he served as the Open Source Intelligence Cell Officer In Charge. Rishi will be attending Kellogg Business School in Fall 2018.