I grew up in St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri where I earned a B.S. in physics. During my time at Mizzou, I got my hands on as many projects as I could, including alternative fuels, geospatial analysis, optics, and exoplanets. I also co-founded the Mizzou Math Club with the woman who would later become my wife.

After graduating, I moved to Kansas City where I worked with Sprint as a telecom design engineer. I was fortunate to be with Sprint during a big network overhaul, which afforded me opportunities to learn about the latest in wireless communications and to test and deploy new equipment. I amassed over 20 patents during my time with Sprint.

I left to pursue graduate education in 2013, aiming to further my quantitative training and analytics abilities. The University of Washington's Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program was a good match. I completed my masters degree under the supervision of Sándor Tóth, developing optimization models and visualization tools tailored to address questions regarding climate change.

In 2016, I interned with the electric-vehicle routing optimization (e-VRO) team based out of the computer science department at the University of Tours in France. After completing my masters degree, I left the University of Washington to pursue a PhD with this group. More about my PhD research in electric vehicle routing can be found on my research page.

Outside work, the Math Club co-founder and I like to spend time outdoors and around food.