I am an instructor at the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Previously, I worked here as a visiting instructor and as a Data Science Support Specialist. I am also one of the founding members of UC-UR, a community of R users at UIUC.

I received my master’s degree in Applied Statistics from The Ohio State University in May 2019. Before that, I graduated from San Jose State University with a BS Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics in May 2017. Yes, many people wondered why I decided to move to Ohio after spending my college years in sunny California. What can I say? I love snow and love having all four seasons!

My research interests are focused on network analysis, in particular high-dimensional and multi-layer networks. I also maintain an active interest in data science education. I will be participating in the 2020 Network Modeling for Epidemics Course offered by the University of Washington with hope to bring interesting examples of social network analysis to my Statistics courses in the future.

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