I learned to juggle, waterskii, and download music when I was in gradeschool. These talents had no effect on my undergraduate admission to Georgia Tech which was graciously and entirely funded by Georgia Hope and G&C Johnston SCH Scholarships. While studying physics, summers were spent doing research for NASA at Jet Propulsion Labs, Caltech located in Pasadena CA. This enabled multiple road trips across the country, with one route including Atlanta GA, Deadwood SD, Reno, NV, L.A. CA.

I later moved to Ithaca, NY to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Cornell University. Working under Professor David Muller, I had the privilege to see the atomic structures of matter using high-resolution electron microscopes. My research continued in this field under Prof. Lena Kourkoutis. I'm excited to bring my study to Ann Arbor in 2017.