I am a native of Greenfield, MA where I completed high school before relocating to northern NY where I received my B.S. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University in 2011. Since graduating from Clarkson I have been working towards my Ph.D. at Yale University where I am advised by Professor Gary L. Haller. The focus of my research is heterogeneous catalysis, developing solid acid catalysts. While not in the laboratory, I enjoy riding my bicycle, exploring the mountains of Vermont and playing ice hockey.