I grew up in Litchfield, Connecticut where I spent a great deal of time outside playing baseball, hiking and camping. I then attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where dedicated professors inspired me to major in mathematics and minor in philosophy. I combined my love for nature and passion for applied mathematics while studying at the University of Tennessee by focusing my dissertation on ecological modeling. In addition to mathematics, my hobbies include hiking, camping, pick up sports and riding my 1985 BMW motorcycle.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Reelin' in a catfish on Lake Chilhowie, TN

Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee

Chobe National Park, Botswana




Mathematical Biology


University of Tennessee

PhD in Mathematics 2016

Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science

Infectious Disease Modeling

Distribution Modeling

Undergraduate Education

2010- 2013

University of Tennessee

MS in Mathematics

2004 - 2008

Franklin and Marshall College

Major in Mathematics

Minor in Philosophy

Statistical Modeling