I gained my BS in Physics from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville where I did research in Nonlinear Optics as well ass being a teaching assistant and tutor for the physics department. I also was awarded the Outstanding Teaching assistant award for 2015 and 2016. I did a summer internship at Delaware Sate University researching adaptive optics. DSU is where I am currently pursuing my graduate degree. I do research under Mukti Rana in characterizing pyroelectric thin films to be used as pyroelectric detectors.