About Me

I'm originally from Belvidere, a small town in northern Illinois. I participated in a dual-credit program at Rock Valley College during my junior and senior years of high school before moving on to the University of Iowa.

My undergraduate major was in mathematics, and I was a Ph.D. student in MSU's Mathematics Department from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. I applied to the Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) program in Fall 2019 after realizing that I could apply my mathematical training to help better understand and solve real-world problems.

When I'm not working on my dissertation, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kelsey. (She's also a soon-to-be Ph.D. from AFRE! You can find her website here.) I'm also an avid cyclist that enjoys long rides and tinkering through any mechanical work needed to keep my road bike ready to go. If I'm not on a ride, you'll probably find me reading a book, in which case you'll definitely find one of our cats on my lap!