About Me

I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University. I earned my BS in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020.

Some of my previous undergraduate work concerned mathematically modeling the viscoelatic properties of cancer cells. We used our model to consider how cancer cells react and deform under external forces and simulate cancer cells flowing and squeezing through microfluidic channels. Some of my other undergraduate work included mathematically modeling the interacting effects harvesting plants and hunting their seed dispersers have on the population abundance and persistence of these plant-disperser systems. We published our modeling framework and findings in Ecological Modelling.

My current broad research interests include numerical analysis, computational and Bayesian statistics, mathematical modeling, and application-oriented research in ecology and environmental science.