Beyond the Research

I enjoy being active and outdoors and some of my favorite activities include walking my dog, running, and hiking. I am an avid runner, having run several 10Ks and half marathons and hope to run a full marathon one day. I enjoy traveling and exploring the food and culture which make each place unique. I enjoy following college sports and attending a Clemson football game (Go Tigers!) or a UVA basketball game (Go Hoos!) when possible. 


I am passionate about giving back to the community whether I am doing a service project giving back to a local community or teaching K-12 students about engineering. Serving the communities I am a part of which have helped me in my personal and professional journey is important to me. It has been a joy to serve on the HFES diversity committee helping to plan the panel on diversity, inclusion, and social justice at the HFES annual meeting as well as getting involved in my department's graduate student council at UVA to help improve graduate student life for future cohorts of students.