I grew up in Strongville, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. After high school, I attended Clark University in Worcester, MA and studied one year abroad at the London School of Economics. After graduation, I joined Teach For America and taught algebra and calculus for three years at Kappa International High School, a public high school in the Bronx, NY. It was through my teaching experience that I began to think about micro-operations. After teaching, I completed my PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering. I started at Ross as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2016.