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I completed my undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 

One of my reasons for choosing Brown was its unique curriculum and educational philosophy. During my time at Brown I was able to obtain both bread and depth of study. My major (or "concentration" as they are called at Brown) was in Applied Mathematics, with a focus in physical sciences (physics and earth science). At the same time,  I sampled courses across a range of disciplines including  history, anthropology, economics, and  philosophy

Although Brown is a liberal arts institution, I attending Brown helped me get more involved in the sciences. Brown encourages students to take challenging courses outside their comfort zone by allowing them to take any course for a "satisfactory/no credit"  grade; for me, this meant enrolling in my first mechanics course. 

During my junior year, I spent the spring semester studying abroad in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was a great place to spend my semester abroad; the city is beautiful, walkable, and full of history.  Edinburgh is often considered the birthplace of geology, so I was fortunate to take two courses in the university's School of Geosciences.

In May 2009, I was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude. 

After a couple of years in the working world (read more about it  here), I'm back in academia.  

I am currently a graduate student at Stanford University working toward a Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering.  I received funding from a Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering, which provides three years of funding for graduate study.  As a part of the PhD program requirements, I completed a Master of Science degree in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, which was conferred in June 2015. 

I am currently working with Greg Beroza in the Department of Geophysics on applications of data mining and machine learning techniques in earthquake seismology.