I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2019 with a major in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics and a concentration in Biological Sciences. I have enjoyed math my entire life, but I never had much interest in studying pure math. Thanks to a handful of influential teachers, I became concerned about environmental problems while in high school; my undergraduate research with Dr. David Medvigy introduced me to the ways in which my academic interest could align with my calling to combat environmental problems. After graduating, I wanted to continue using my quantitative and computational skills to solve environmental problems, so I chose to continue my studies at the University of Washington, where I am currently a second-year graduate student studying Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management .
I believe that climate change is the most important problem facing society. However, I also aspire to solve problems that are human-centered. The COVID-19 pandemic has given me an interest in public health, and I am excited to research problems at the intersection of public health and climate change while working under Dr. Tania Busch Isaksen . For example, my thesis work is likely to investigate the relationship between extreme heat and mortality and explore how this relationship and climate change may interact in the coming decades.
For fun, I enjoy running, watching sports (primarily NCAA football, but also the NBA and, to a lesser extent, the MLB and NFL), playing video games, and consuming superhero content. When I have the chance, I also love hiking!
M.S. in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, in progress
University of Washington
B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2019
University of Notre Dame
An Introduction to the Bernoulli, Binomial, and Geometric Distributions