I am currently a 5th year PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) in the Department of Mathematics under the supervision of Changhui Tan.  

Prior to  graduate school, I received a  BS from Virginia Tech in Mathematics and minors in Statistics and Actuarial Science.   While at Virginia Tech, I did research in Math Education with Dr. Megan Wawro, rowed for Virginia Tech Crew, and went to many Hokie football games!  

I have always loved mathematics and knew as young as elementary school that I wanted to do math as a career. Outside of mathematics, I enjoy taking our dog Duke on long walks by the river.  I very much enjoy making things from baking and cooking to now knitting and crocheting.  For leisure, I love watching college football and reading books.  

I adopted Winston in August of 2018 in Maryland. He is 12 years old and 16 lbs. and enjoys using the corners of Math textbook to scratch his chin. 

We adopted Duke in September 2020, our pandemic pup! He is about 6 years old and loves long walks by the river and playing with his squeaky ball.