I grew up in Portland, Oregon before moving to Lewiston, Maine to attend Bates College, where I double-majored in Mathematics and Physics (Honours), and won the Percy D. Wilkins award for the highest math GPA. During this time, I participated in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam under the supervision of Christino Tamon. I then moved to Waterloo, Ontario, where I completed an MSc in Physics (Quantum Information) under Norbert Lütkenhaus, and PhD in Applied Mathematics (Quantum Information) under the joint supervision of William Slofstra and John Watrous. I am now an NSF postdoc at Northeastern University under the mentorship of Harm Derksen.
Aside from math, I like to dance, organize and facilitate contact improvisation (a form of contemporary dance). I also like to play basketball, do yoga, and enjoy the outdoors.