Graduate student in physics
Carnegie Mellon University
I was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, MD. I attended Albert Einstein High school, and then moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin my bachelor's degree at Ohio State. I started my undergrad as a double-major in mechanical engineering and jazz studies, but ended up dropping both majors and switching to physics (though it was a slow transition, and I wasn't formally a physics major until the end of my third year.)
After graduating from Ohio State in December of 2015, I took a brief stint as an R&D/software intern at a startup formely known as UMAP Technologies (now called PixElement). I learned python there, sharpened my C++ skills, and receieved invaluable code mentoring from my boss(es) and coworker. I sorely miss the perks that were Developer Beer Hour and the office doggo who would occaisonally visit. I also spent that eight month period reviewing and studying to prepare for graduate school.
In August, 2017, I began my Ph.D. in physics at Carnegie Mellon University, where I have (as of now -- July, 2017) just completed my first year. Fun bonus: I also got engaged in January.
My immediate future consists of learning Lattice QCD in Colin Morningstar's group and taking courses in quantum field theory and particle physics in the fall.
I hope to improve this section in the future. Since I am trying to stay off of facebook, I would like to eventually have this website be most of my online presence.