I graduated from Harvard in 1997 and then joined a startup company in the bay area. I then left Mountain View to pursue graduate school at MIT and finished a masters with Madhu Sudan and then a PhD with Silvio Micali in 2005. My PhD thesis studied three aspects of non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs.

After PhD, I worked at the Zurich IBM Research Lab as a Research Staff Member. In Fall 2007, I joined the faculty in the computer science department at U. of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. I was promoted to Associate professor (tenure) in 2013. During 2014–15, I was on sabbatical at Cornell Tech in NYC.

In the last 5 years, I had three children with my partner and acclaimed architectural historian Cammy Brothers and I also started a software company, Arqspin, with a colleague Jason Lawrence.