Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, Yusif grew up in New York. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. During university, Yusif was a member of the Micro Gravity and Lunabotics competition teams. Before joining DMC, Yusif worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Power Systems Branch providing support for two satellite launches. He is experienced with LabVIEW, Altium and C programming and is currently working with Siemens, Allen Bradley and B&R PLCs as well as .NET. Yusif enjoys programming, competitive grappling, and writing.