I recently obtained my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University in the Martinez Group. I graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from UC Santa Barbara in 2015.
I am passionate about the evolving role of technology in our lives.
I strongly believe that the human-computer interaction revolution provided by extended reality and the smarter automated systems built on machine learning can enhance human creativity and productivity.
In my research, I am seeking to make quantum chemistry more accessible to both the general public and fellow scientists.
I am working to create an immersive environment where anyone can interact with molecules in real-time with full quantum mechanically accuracy. My other work is focused on building a cloud-based distributed framework (built on Docker and Kubernetes) for GPU-accelerated electronic structure.
I recently presented an overview of my PhD research at the Falling Walls Lab finals in Berlin. Falling Walls Lab is an international science innovation conference where 100 scientists pitch their research in 3 minutes, which also makes it a perfect introduction for you!
Outside of work, I am an avid reader, rock climber, ice hockey player, gamer (both tabletop and digital), and overall tech enthusiast. I enjoy puzzles and thinking about complex systems, whether “fixing” furniture and appliances around the house (which I may or may not have taken apart for curiosity’s sake), diving into hard science fiction novels, or theorycrafting for my current favorite game.