I have begun a new journey as a Robotics PhD student at Georgia Tech where I am a member of the Healthcare Robotics Lab. I have previously studied at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where I received degrees in both computer science and mathematics. Today, my research encompasses assistive robotics, machine learning, and human-robot interaction. I am interested in enabling robots to more intelligently interact with and assist humans, and I am pursuing both data-driven learning and user-adaptive approaches to reach such goals.

This coming September I will be attending the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum! Previously, I’ve been able to participate in the SURE Robotics program at Georgia Tech where I worked on assistive robotics with Professor Charles Kemp in the Healthcare Robotics Lab. I have also participated in the TRUST REU program at UC Berkeley where I was advised by Professor Dawn Song and employed machine learning techniques to improve wearable device security.

Throughout my undergraduate degree I have remained a mentor for numerous high school FIRST Robotics teams. I enjoy sharing my passion for robotics and research with younger students, as well as helping students unearth an interest in science. I am also an avid rock climber and love to practice yoga in the mornings.