I began my academic career at Youngstown State University where I graduated with a bachelor's of science in Mathematics and a Criminal Justice System minor. From there, I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After graduation I was admitted to the bar for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and later the bar for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. I went into private practice with a colleague, where we focused mostly on family law. After practicing law for about a year, I decided it was not for me.
I returned to Youngstown State University where I earned my master's degree in mathematics. From there, I proceeded to North Carolina State University where I am in the process of earning my Ph.D. in mathematics, with a minor in statistics. Upon graduating I hope to find an academic position where I can focus on teaching, while also continuing to work on my research.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband. My main hobbies include board games (Dungeon Petz and Talisman are two favorites) and video games. I also enjoy reading, working out, and walking our dog.