I live and work in Ashland, VA. I received my PhD from Boston University, my MS from University of Washington, and my BS from William and Mary. I have also spent time at the University of St. Andrews, Western University, and Western Kentucky University. I am currently Assistant Professor of Physics at Randolph-Macon College, where I teach lots of physics. I study the kinetics of phase transitions and earthquake physics. I’m also the current President of the CSAAPT, the R-MC SPS faculty adviser, a co-PI for the NSF Noyce Teacher Preparation Program for aspiring science teachers, and a co-PI on the NSF funded program, Pathways to Science for Hispanic Women.