I grew up near Lansing, Michigan, where I began my studies at Lansing Community College under my adviser Dr. Jing Wang. I attend Valparaiso University for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) where I studied under Dr. Alex Capaldi. I completed my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics degree at Wichita State University under my advisers Dr. Leland Russell and Dr. Thomas DeLillo. I was advised by Dr. William Wetzel as a member of the Wetzel Lab between my undergraduate and graduate work. I now study at the University of Tennessee and am advised by Dr. Christopher Strickland. I worked as an REU graduate student assistant in 2019 at Valparaiso University.