I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I then spent a year as a post-bachelor’s intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Environmental Sciences Division where I studied mercury in the environment using various electron microscopy techniques. My interest in materials science stems from my undergraduate research on solar cells and was furthered by opportunities in using microscopy to analyze environmental samples at ORNL. As a Ph.D student at ASU I am investigating processes at battery interfaces using various x-ray scattering techniques. Personally, I like staying home cuddling my cat and listening to an audiobook rather than going out. When I do leave the house, you can find me volunteering and attending concerts.