Here is my photo and a short description: I am originally from Idaho and did my undergraduate studies at the College of Idaho, graduating with a B.S. in Math/Physics in 2015. I came to New Mexico Tech for my PhD in the fall of 2015 and am a 6th year graduate student in the Physics department studying astrophysics. The goal of my dissertation research is to determine the physical conditions of the Galactic Center and understand localized heating of this region. I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, and weight lifting in my spare time.