Where are you from and where did you complete your undergraduate studies?
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and did my undergrad at MIT.
What was your research about and in what ways were you excited about your projects?
My PhD focused on Bayesian nonparamtric methods for reinforcement learning in partially observable domains. The coolest part was using an exciting area of statistics -- Bayesian nonparametrics -- to provide a new way of thinking about knowledge representations in AI.
What do you like to do outside of research and academics?
I love taking long walks through Boston's diverse neighborhoods and green spaces, exploring various arts and cultural festivals. I also enjoy writing fiction and spending time with my husband and son.
Where are you now following your graduation from MIT?
I am now a postdoc at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.