Last August, I received my PhD from North Carolina State University in Mathematics with a minor in Mathematics Education. My dissertation research was supervised by Dr. Ernest Stitzinger and focused on the development of an undergraduate-accessible lattice based Cryptography curriculum with Python programming and the SageMath Computer Algebra System. I began my career as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Fall of 2022. Last semester, I taught Applied Calculus I and Introduction to Math Methods I in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. This semester, I am teaching Statistics for Life Sciences and Mathematical Cryptography with Python.
I grew up just outside of Charlotte, NC with my parents and three siblings. After high school, I attended North Carolina State University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and earned degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics Education. I moved back to Charlotte to teach high school mathematics and coach middle and high school cheerleading for six years. Then, I went back to the Raleigh area to continue my education by pursuing a PhD in mathematics at NC State. Now, I live in South Bend, IN and teach at Notre Dame.
When I am not working, I enjoy watching football, cooking, spending time with my nieces and nephews, and listening to true crime podcasts.