I grew up in the thriving metropolis of Kuna, Idaho, where I attended elementary, middle, and high school. I received a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Brigham Young University, followed by a master's in applied math and a PhD in mathematical statistics from the University of Utah in 2011. I started my career in pharmaceuticals but moved to pediatric critical care when I joined the School of Medicine at the University of Utah in 2013. Now I work on a variety of clinical trials and studies related to the critical care of children.

My hobbies include running, cycling, camping, skiing, snowboarding, and reading. I enjoyed the Mistborn trilogy, Elantris, The Name of the Wind, and Ender's Game. My favorite author is Brandon Sanderson, and my favorite book is Words of Radiance.