Before beginning my current academic journey, I lived in the town of Ellensburg in central Washington state. I graduated high school in 2007 and went straight to the Geography department at the University of Utah to study GIS and computer science. While in that department, I took a liking to Remote Sensing and added a few courses in the subject, though GIS and cartography held my primary interest. I began my pursuit of a Masters degree at Penn State University in the Fall of 2011, and received the degree in summer 2013.

In my first semester at Penn State, I was exposed to the world of time-geography and haven't looked back since. I have cultivated interests in visual analytics, spatial cognition, data mining, interface development, geopolitics, and more. Read the Academics section for more about what I am doing most recently.

In my free time I like to be outdoors. I hike, golf, visit the National Parks, and take road trips. I also follow professional sports, especially baseball and football. And I'll play anything! I co-started a geography department bi-weekly racquetball event that has become a valuable stress reliever. I've quickly become a sci-fi nerd. In the last year, I have - with the help of friends - gone through 2 Star Trek series and Battlestar Galactica. The best part is that I am dating somebody who might be a bigger nerd than I am! She keeps me on my toes and helps me enjoy the finer things.