I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana. After graduating from high school, I made the one-hour trip to Purdue University, where I earned my degree in Chemical Engineering. My undergraduate years included a research project on multimetallic nanoparticles, as well as an amazing year abroad at University College London, where I learned an alternate pronunciation of the word “aluminum”. I started at MIT in Fall 2009, and I joined the Green Group in early 2010. My research focuses on developing a kinetic model of the desulfurization of oil using supercritical water. In my free time, I enjoy baking, running away from my problems (or just running in general), soccer, and doing my best Ian Poulter impression on the links.