I grew up in northern Illinois and have always had an interest in math and science, which led me to major in mathematics at the University of Iowa. After my undergraduate studies, I attended Michigan State University as a PhD student in mathematics for the 2018-2019 academic year.
While in the math department at MSU, I came to realize that my analytical skillset could be used to study pressing issues related to climate change, such as carbon markets and green finance. I transferred to MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) in August 2019 to explore these research interests and am now a proud alumnus of AFRE.
In my free time, I enjoy staying active through workouts and cycling and reading up on U.S. and world history.