About Me

I graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2000 with degrees in Engineering Physics and Mathematical and Computer Sciences. I completed three years of graduate study at University of Colorado Boulder before returning to CSM to join the physics faculty as an instructor from 2003-2007. I entered gradute school at the University of Chicago in the Fall of 2007. I earned my Ph.D in the summer of 2012 under the direction of Dan Hooper after holding a Fellowship in Theoretical Physics with the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics. I held a Posdoctoral Research Associate position with Pearl Sandick in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. My current position is assistant professor in the Physics Department at the University of North Florida

Travel Travelling is one of my favorite activities. I very much enjoy imersing myself in new cultures and learning as much as I can about their way of life. The countries I have visited outside the U.S are: Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, India, Israel, Jordan, and Canada. I have some very good friends from Brazil, Thailand, and China and I am looking forward to visiting these countries very soon.

SportsI love to play many different sports, although I wish a were just a bit taller. Ultimate Frisbee is probably my favorite game, followed closely by basketball. I was also a member of the Big Bangers team that won the 2012 Fermilab Co-Ed softball championship. I picked up field hockey during my time in Utah and have recently started playing racquetball with some of the students and faculty at UNF. I also love watching most any sport, especially live. I also find the recent surge of sports analytics especially fascinating and could easily envision myself with a career in that field.