I am a Mechanical Engineering PhD. Candidate that enjoys researching vehicle-terrain interactions and working on improving my teaching skills. More specifically, my research focuses on improving the road excitations into damage models to better model customer usage. To see more specifics regarding my research check out my PhD Dissertation page.

While I enjoy the research I perform, I also have a strong passion for teaching. While at VT I am working to get certificates in Engineering Education and the Future Professoriate. Both of these certificates compliment my teaching experiences and my teaching philosophy. For more information regarding my teaching philosophy and experiences check out my Teaching page.

While my research and graduate teaching experiences take priority I still have to get out and have some fun mountain biking (MTB) or going on adventures. Check out my Adventures page to see some exciting shots from my MTB and other outdoor adventures.