I am originally from Albuquerque, NM where I grew up in a science-oriented family. I received my bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from New Mexico State University in 2009. I am currently finishing up my 4th year of graduate school working on my PhD in physics at The Ohio State University. I work in an experimental condensed matter lab doing research on organic spintronics. Outside of graduate research I participate in many outreach activities throughout the year including science fair judging and helping with physics demos for school groups and the Ohio State Fair. I am also one of the founders and active board members for the blog “A Day in the Life in Physics at OSU”.