I am originally from the Tri-Cities, located in the heart of a shrub-steppe region in southeastern Washington State known for its 300 days of sunshine and burgeoning vineyards (26 local wineries to date). In 2008, I moved to Montana–home of the howling snowstorms–to pursue my undergraduate degree. This must have awakened a previously unknown craving for mountains since I eventually relocated to Colorado for graduate school in 2013. Not content with my gradual southeast migration, I recently moved to Gainesville, Florida to enroll in the Human-Centered Computing program at the University of Florida as a Ph.D. student.
Hobbies & Misc.
I am currently learning to play roller derby with the Gainesville Roller Rebels! I still have a lot to learn, but I am slowly and steadily improving. In the rest of my free time, I enjoy crafts and baking, as well as building and refinishing furniture.
I live with a leopard gecko named Alex, who spends his time napping, hunting crickets, pretending to be Godzilla, and formulating flawed escape plans.
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