Bio

I grew up on Grand Island, located in the Niagara River between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. I attended the SUNY University at Buffalo for physics where I was the president of the undergraduate physics club (Society of Physics Students) for two years and a trip leader for the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC). I also work as a math tutor for the school. As an upperclassmen undergrad I worked with Dr. Rudin at the Toshiba Stroke Research center where I began my interest in medical physics. At UB, I also spent a summer working at the Roswell Park Cancer Institue under the direction of Dr. Balough. At RPCI I studied dendrimers and got to "get my hands wet" playing with chemicals which for a physics major I found very fun.

After UB, I got married and moved to Madison Wisconsin to work on my phd under the direction of Dr. Guang-Hong Chen and Dr. Chuck Mistretta. I focus on computed tomography and x-ray imaging systems. I have worked/ am working on image reconstruction algorithms for cardiac CT imaging, dual energy CT imaging, and c-arm interventional imaging. I hope to graduate with my phd and pursue a clinical residency or seek a junior clinical physicist position. Preparing myself for this endevour, in addition to my research at UW, I also volunteer once a week in the UW Radiotherapy Clinic where I perform quailtiy insurance for Tomotherapy patients.

In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, fishing, winemaking, gardening and relaxing with a glass of wine at home. I kept a small flock of chickens on my family’s property growing up and hope to settle in an area that will allow me to continue this hobby as well as expand my garden and maybe even plant a few vines! I am an Eagle Scout I have served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troops 254 on Grand Island NY and Troop 2 of Madison WI. I have also served as a merit badge councilor for Wilderness Survival and Nuclear Science merit badges.

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