I have been a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Mathematics at the Unversity of Kentucky since the fall of 2018. I grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for my undergraduate degree. Through my research with Dr. Dave Jensen in tropical geometry, I am exploring the cross-over between combinatorics and algebra. I am also supported by the math department as a teaching assistant, and have experience with both recitations and as a primary instructor.