I grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, graduating from State College Area High school in 2006. I graduated from Yale University with a BS in Computer Science in May of 2010, and recieved my MS in CS from the University of Southern California in December 2012. In addition to Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, and California, I have studied or done research in both Spain and Germany, thanks to the Rotary International Youth Exchange program and the German Academic Exchange program, respectively.

Honors and Awards

2014 USC Department of Computer Science Best TA Award

2012 USC Department of Computer Science Service Award

2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2010 University of Southern California Provost's Fellowship

2010 Viterbi School of Engineering Merit Award

2010 Mary Casner Prize

2009 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship