In May of 2013 I completed my PhD in the area of parallel and high performance computing. My research was concerned with methods toward the automatic configuration of computing environments for application execution with a focus on parallel codes running at supercomputing centers. I was a part of the Virginia Center for Grid Research where I studied under Professor Andrew Grimshaw. I also worked with the UVa Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.
During my graduate studies, I served on our department's Graduate Student Group Steering Committee. I served our department as the Teatime Tsarina (2007-2011), the Graduate Chair of the ACM-W (2007) and as the CS Representative to the Graduate Engineering Student Council (2007/2008). I was also one of the Intramural Sports Team Organizers for the Graduate Engineering Student Council.
I also completed the Tomorrow's Professor Today professional development program co-sponsored by the UVa Office of the Vice President for Research, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
I graduated from Mississippi State University in 2006 with Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as minors in German and General Business. Along with Mississippi, I grew up in Michigan, Alaska, and Poland. My hobbies include playing sports and dancing.