My passion for biomedical engineering stems from my role as a certified nurse aide at both an Alzheimer's nursing home and with Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin back in high school and undergraduate. I developed an interest in wearable devices working in the iBionicS Lab, developing hardware, data analysis procedures, and clinical programs. My PhD in the BIG IDEAS Lab has transitioned into utilizing data from these wearable devices to make actionable decisions with data analytics and machine learning.
Outside of research, I am a passionate educator to K-100 learners. When not in the lab, I can be found teaching an engineering class to senior citizens, tutoring with Mindspire Tutoring, or substitute teaching at NCSSM.
I am a full-fledged adventurer. I frequently go backpacking on primitive trails, summit mountains, compete in ultra-running races, and participate in a range of adventure sports. I currently live and work in Raleigh-Durham, NC with my husband, Ryan, and our two cats, Tater and Tot.