Though I was born in southern California, I was raised mostly in north Texas, right in between Dallas and Fort Worth. It was a great place to grow up, and I credit a lot of my academic success to the incredible teachers I had along the way. I met my husband, Olini, while in high school and we were married in May 2014.
I have always been drawn to mathematics in my schooling. I attended Baylor University for my undergraduate work, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2011. I received a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013.