I am 4th year PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park advised by Jordan Boyd-Graber. My primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and natural language processing. I am specifically interested in knowledge rich natural language understanding, question answering, information seeking dialog, and interpretability.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in December 2014. I have worked as a research scientist or data scientist at Microsoft Research - Information and Data Science Group, Riot Games, Zillow Group at Trulia, Oracle Datalogix, UC Berkeley's AMPLab, UC Berkeley's Astronomy Department, and Boise State University's Cryosphere Group. I was the team captain and a founding member of the Colorado Data Science Team. In my free time I am a volunteer ski patrol, certified avalanche safety instructor, and an avid skier, climber and hiker.