I grew up in the thriving metropolis of Kuna, Idaho, where I attended elementary, middle, and high school. I received a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Brigham Young University, followed by a master's in applied math and a PhD in mathematical statistics from the University of Utah in 2011. I started my career in pharmaceuticals but moved to pediatric critical care when I joined the School of Medicine at the University of Utah in 2013. I direct the project management, data management, and biostatistical support for a variety of clinical trials and studies.

The hobbies I care about most these days are running, reading, and learning German. I like fantasy and science fiction. My favorite author is Brandon Sanderson, and my favorite series is The Stormlight Archive.