I am a fifth year Doctoral Student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. My adviser is Prof. Warren D. Seider (Chemical Engineering, UPenn). My other committee members are Prof. Leonard Fabiano (Chemical Engineering, UPenn), Dr. John Vohs (Chemical Engineering, UPenn), Dr. Rob Riggleman (Chemical Engineering, UPenn), Dr. Andy Jackson (Mechanical Engineering, UPenn), and Dr. Eric Dunlop (Pan Pacific Technologies).

My research focuses on the processing of algae-based triglycerides to create bio-diesel.

Prior to joining the PhD program, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010 from Georgia Tech.