I come from a small town in southern Wisconsin where I grew up with a twin brother and an older sister. I received my Bachelor's of Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2019 (Go Gophers!). I also received a minor in Spanish and Computer Science. My current research interests include integrated quantum photonics and optical quantum computing. I hope that my research can help improve the scalability of optical quantum computers and help to realize large-scale implementations of quantum algorithms. During my free time I love to surf, rock climb, and run. I love the Santa Barbara area as it provides me with great access to all of these hobbies.
Recommended Reading: Throughout my education, I have read numerous excellent textbooks (a few bad ones too), and the one that I strongly recommend reading is the textbook by Nielsen and Chuang, "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information". The book is well-written and includes a good combination of the fundamental mathematics involved in quantum computing and the big picture/motivation behind this field.