I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was a secondary school student at El Dorado High School and an undergraduate at Rice University, earning a B.A. in mathematics back in 2004. After finishing up at Rice, I pursued a graduate sudies in mathematics the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2009 and began work as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia Univer
that same year. In 2012 I moved to Louisiana State University, where I am currently an assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

My wife, Monica and I met at Rice and were married in 2007 after she graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. She is now an attorney working in the area of general litigation at Phelps Dunbar LLP.

Austin and Tristan have changed our world and filled our days with smiles. Austin and Tristan both love their classes at the Baton Rouge International School.