I am a fourth-year PhD candidate at Rice University, working with Andrew J. Schaefer in the department of Computational Applied Mathematics & Operations Research (CMOR). Our work primarily focuses on optimization under uncertainty for head and neck cancer treatment, in collaboration with Fuller Lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before Rice, I obtained my BS in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Davis.

Research Interests

Optimization under uncertainty, mixed-integer programming, operations research in healthcare, mathematical software


  • Research Assistant, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2023-Present)
  • Research Mentor, Data to Knowledge Lab, Rice University (2022)
  • Research Intern, MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Group 42 (2022)
  • Instructor, Tapia STEM Camp, Rice University (2021)
  • Grader & Graduate Research Assistant, CMOR Dept., Rice University (2020-Present)
  • Quality Product Auditor, Pacific Southwest Container (2019-2020)
  • Undergraduate Grader, Dept. of Mathematics, UC Davis (2017-2018)
  • Orientation Leader, UC Davis (2017)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Mathematics, UC Davis (2016-2017)


  • NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Award (2022-2025)
    • Sponsoring Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • GEM Fellowship - MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2022-2025)
  • NSF AGEP STRIDES Scholar (2022)
  • Research Mentoring Fellowship - Data to Knowledge Lab, Rice University (2022)
  • Computational Science and Engineering Recruiting Fellowship - Ken Kennedy Institute, Rice University (2020-2024)


Some of my hobbies/interests include soccer, music, guitar, movies, drawing and writing.

My hometown is Modesto, CA.