I am a fourth-year PhD student in computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, advised by Brendan Mumey. I design and analyze algorithms and data structures for problems in computational biology. Specifically, I study flow network based methods for DNA sequencing and assembly and methods for finding conserved genomic regions in the presence of missing data or without a single reference genome. I have also worked with the Computational Topology and Geometry group at MSU to develop the theory behind a new method for comparing shapes without manual landmarking. See my research page for more detail on my research pursuits.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a data scientist at an online advertising company in Seattle, after earning undergraduate degrees in applied math and urban planning. Outside of work, my main hobby is playing and coaching Ultimate Frisbee. I also enjoy human-powered outdoor adventures.