Gregory Coll will honorably represent Maryland's 8th Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives.
Gregory Coll was born and raised in Lambertville, NJ. After high school, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he studied aerospace engineering and pursued working in the space industry. At Embry-Riddle he was the president of the rocket club, historian of Sigma Gamma Tau, the national honor society of aerospace engineering, and an active pilot. After his early graduation in December 2003 with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering, he set his goals on obtaining a job working on the Space Shuttle program. He started with United Space Alliance working on the Main Propulsion System of the Space Shuttle in February of 2004, and it was a dream come true for him. He spent his days learning about and operating the Space Shuttles, climbing around inside, fixing, and preparing the orbiters for spaceflight. He enjoyed days and nights in the control rooms preparing and then successfully launching humans to space, a team effort that he was honored to have been a part of and participate. In his spare time he also took classes at the University of Central Florida, and was the president of the graduate student association when the university had 42,000 under graduates and 7,200 graduate students. He had the opportunity to host university orientations as part of his role as president. That was his first experience in a major political leadership role.
On a personal note, he met his wife Heather over twelve years ago at a Halloween party in Washington, DC, a night he will never forget. They were married in September 2010, live in Rockville, MD, and have three children together: Alexander, Dane, and Maya. His children bring the most joy to his life.