I'm originally from Utah in western USA (still getting used to life without mountains!). I work at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics lab and got my masters degree at Johns Hopkins. I decided to do a PhD part-time at UMD to continue improving my ability to do research in robotics and reinforcement learning. I have always found human decision-making fascinating, and want to research how to imitate it! I hope to use what I learn to lead research projects in industry and academia.