I am a doctoral candidate in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State. My advisors are Professors Jeffrey R.S. Brownson and George S. Young.

My research interests are related to the integration of renewable sources of energy (particularly solar energy conversion systems) into electric power systems. I am interested in a variety of statistical and optimization problems that arise in this space. For more detailed information, see my research page.

I received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2004. From 2004-2011, I was a teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics at Penn State, where I taught many undergraduate classes as the primary instructor. In 2011, I was awarded the Harold F. Martin Outstanding Teaching Award, awarded by the Penn State Graduate School.