I am from Encampment, Wyoming, a small ranching community in the Upper North Plate River Valley, just north of Colorado. After receiving my B.E. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth, I worked at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory studying electromagnetic (radio) wave propagation in the White Mountains. My fascination with electromagnetics and love of the Upper Valley community motivated me to return to Dartmouth for a graduate degree. Now as a Ph.D. candidate in the Optics in Medicine Laboratory at the Thayer School of Engineering, my research focuses on leveraging electromagnetic signals (both X-ray and optical photons) to image breast cancer resections for intraoperative surgical guidance. The specific modalities that I research are optical structured light imaging and X-ray micro-computed tomography, which offer complementary forms of contrast and morphological sensing. I spend my days tinkering with cameras, collecting images, and analyzing data from clinical studies and trials. Outside of the lab, you’ll find me running around on trails throughout the Upper Valley or whitewater paddling New England creeks and rivers. I am thrilled to be a SEPA mentor and to pay it forward by sharing my enthusiasm and love for science with students from rural New Hampshire and Vermont!