I am a Statistics PhD Candidate (fifth year) in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Notre Dame, studying methods of data privacy and confidentiality. I was born in Washington, but I grew up in the beautiful state of Idaho for most of my life. I graduated from Salmon High School in Salmon, Idaho (yes, the town is named after the fish), then attended Idaho State University for my bachelors.
I've received several awards, which most recently include the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship.
When I am not doing research, I enjoy participating in endurance races such as biking centuries, marathons, and triathlons. I ran my first marathon when I was 19 and completed my first Half Ironman when I was 24. I recently completed one of my life goals of finishing an Ironman; the Santa Rosa Ironman when I was 27. When I am not trying to be a crazy person (as my husband describes my endurance training), I love hiking, snowboarding, knitting, and playing with my pets.
Some of my favorite pictures doing what I love! Click on the pictures for the full image.