Class of 2023
Goldwater Scholar

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Majors: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Minor: Physics

Hobbies: Intellectually, I enjoy artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, physics (mainly quantum mechanics), and quantum information. Otherwise, I love hip-hop, reading literature, a good box of chalk, binging Netflix shows, and anime.

Tell us about your Duke experience:

I am studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, with a minor in Physics. My intellectual passions include cryptography and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and quantum information. In particular, I'm interested in the use of physical phenomena and mathematical tools in creating secure systems and faster computers, and in closing the gap between man and machine.

As such, my research at Duke focuses on using computer vision and artificial intelligence to diagnose autism. I also conduct research with Duke eNable, where I design and create ML-based electromyographic control systems for prostheses and creates prostheses for amputees free of cost, and, through Duke Applied Machine Learning's Phoenix Project, consult for All Elements, a local Durham startup that focuses on using data analytics and natural language processing to streamline meetings and workplace productivity.

The A.B. program represented a great opportunity for me to delve deep into my myriad fields of interest, from computer science to religion, and from physics to literature. This interdisciplinary perspective informs my approach to my life and my work. Aside from purely academic interests, in my free time, I enjoy running, rowing, reading, and cooking for my friends and family.