I grew up in Anderson, IN going to Highland High School and then on to Anderson University where I triple majored in Computer Science, Math, and Business Administration. I also minored in Peace and Conflict Transformation. Throughout my time at AU I participated in many activities and groups such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Software Research Center, Model United Nations, Debate and Swing Dance Club. Throughout my undergrad, I worked with AU's IT department as a Student Technician and later with the network group deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining the network infrastructure including our Bradford Networks Network Access Control solution.
I have traveled internationally to Mexico, Canada, Haiti, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Greece, and India. Most of these trips have been through AU's Tri-S office which organizes student trips for various missions and cultural experiences.
In Fall 2009, I started at Columbia University on the MS to Ph.D track in Computer Science where I am a Graduate Research Assistant in the Intrusion Detection Systems lab working with Professor Sal Stolfo.