I come from Maine, although I also spent a good portion of my life in New Mexico. I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico Tech. While at Tech I worked in an interferometry research lab on data analytics for calculating physical properties of stars. After Tech I went to Los Alamos National Laboratory for two years as a post-baccalaureate researcher. There I worked on spike timing dependent plasticity rules, retina models, and hierarchical sparse coding models for object detection in videos. In my spare time I enjoy playing various (electronic, card, dice, whatever!) games, ultimate frisbee, exploring California, and snowboarding.