Santa Cruz, CA

I am a computer science student pursuing my PhD at the University of California - Santa Cruz. My broad focus is quantum computing with particular interest in optimization algorithms for combinatorial problems. Teaching is my main passion and I hope to pursue a position teaching at the university level after completion of my degree. I am supported by Alex Kolla who would love to (dis/)prove the Unique Games Conjecture, please reach out if you have any leads!

I spent the few years of my graduate career earning my masters in the CS Theory group at the University of Colorado Boulder. As an undergraduate, I studied mathematics at the University of Denver while also pursuing minors in computer science, physics, and psychology. Between school I spent a few years as a software engineer at Nasdaq developing data-driven real-time risk management systems.

In Spring of 2023, I was awarded the Best TA Award of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.