Let me tell you a little about myself.

I currently work for IBM as a Senior Consultant in the Cognitive and Analytics Practice of IBM Global Business Services. I received my PhD from Virginia Polytechnic and State University focusing on Human Centered Design in the department of Engineering Education. My dissertation focused around understanding and designing accessible online learning spaces for disabled engineering students. Through this dissertation topic I have been able to conduct Human Factors Engineering research along with Human Computer Interaction research to better understand the usability of Learning Management Systems. I am an accessibility and inclusion advocate on campus serving as the Disability Caucus co-chair and the Disability Alliance president for years.

I received my Master’s degree in Data Analytics and Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech in May of 2018 allowing me many opportunities to understand advanced statistical methods and put them in to practice through experimental research.

I was the first person in the nation to graduate with a B.S. in Engineering Education from Ohio Northern University with a minor in Mathematics in May, 2014. My degree functions as a general engineering degree with a concentration in Computer Science and a Mathematics Education degree with a minor in Mathematics. With this, I earned my 7-12 Ohio teaching license in Mathematics.