I am a Second Year Ph.D. student working in the GAMMA Lab at the University of Maryland advised by Dr. Dinesh Manocha and Dr. Ming Lin. My research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Robot Interaction, Embodied AI, and Virtual/Augmented Reality. I am developing methods to enable intuitive and trust-building communication between robots and users in complex environments. In the future, I aim to work in industry towards creating robots and corresponding user interfaces capable of working more effectively with humans.

I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. During my time at Virginia Tech I was a member of the Collaborative Robotics Lab where I was advised by Dr. Dylan Losey. I also participated in the Virginia Tech AutoDrive team working towards making a Chevy Bolt autonomous.

Outside of research, my main interests are in motorsport, travel, and spending time with friends and family. I took the above picture on a recent trip to Argentine Patagonia!