I am from Ames, Iowa and I teach materials science & engineering at Iowa State, and I earned both of my degrees here (BS 2010, PhD 2015). I enjoy running, biking, climbing, judo, jiu-jitsu, and hapkido. I am also interested in photography, aviation, and movies.
I enjoy practicing and improving practical skills and CrossFit training has improved my performance in other physical activities I enjoy. I thrive on the feeling that encompasses the completion of a challenging workout, and the knowledge that I’m becoming a more capable person. Also, the camaraderie of CrossFit athletes near and far is unrivaled, so the best part of my day is typically seeing and working out with my friends.