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  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Computer Science, Boston University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Grove City College

Industry Experience

  • Applied Scientist, Amazon, 2022-
  • Software Engineer, Facebook, 2021-22
  • Software Engineer and Manager, Microsoft, 2006-21

Research and Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Student Research Intern, OVER-QC Group, Sandia National Labs, 2021-22
  • Graduate Student Researcher, H√§ffner Ion Trap Group, UC Berkeley, 2017-22
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Physics Department, UC Berkeley, 2019
  • Research Assistant, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, 2014
  • Teaching Assistant, Physics and Engineering Departments, Grove City College, 2005-07

Academic Honors