I received my undergraduate physics degree from Penn State University and became interested in experimental particle physics at the LHC. During my undergraduate studies, I worked on a search for long-lived particles with CMS and a search for QCD instantons with ATLAS. I also wrote an honors thesis on chaos in quantum cosmology.
Here at Columbia, I am involved in research with the ATLAS collaboration. This includes both developing algorithms to better analyze ATLAS data and testing new electronics for the ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeter upgrade.
In my free time, I like to play piano, violin and with my cats. I also enjoy reading and cooking.