Originally from a small town in Southern Indiana, I attended Indiana University—go Hoosiers!—completing a B.S. in computer science and a minor in German. Three days after graduation, I drove cross-country to San Francisco and spent six years living there, working as a web developer and data analyst at an online marketing company.
Missing school tremendously, I returned to academia and completed a masters program at San Diego State University in computational science and did research in autism with Dr. Axel Müller.
Most recently, I completed my PhD in cognitive science at the University of California. I worked with Dr. Eran Mukamel studying DNA methylation patterns in the brain.
My hobbies include traveling, eating amazing food, learning foreign languages, and running half marathons.