About Me

I’m a Geography PhD student graduating in May 2020. I am part of the ChoroPhronesis research group at Penn State, working with Dr. Alexander Klippel, and currently work at the Penn State Center for Immersive Experiences.

My research interests are at the intersection of geographic visualization, spatial cognition, and virtual reality.  In particular, my work experimentally evaluates how unique aspects enabled by immersive technologies systems (such as embodied movement) affect understanding of 3D data visualizations.

I joined Penn State in Fall 2014, and received my MS in Geography in the fall of 2016, which focused on spatial cognition. I am an alumnus fellow-trainee in the Big Data Social Science- Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (BDSS-IGERT) program.

Before joining the Department of Geography at Penn State, I received my Bachelor’s in Geography from New Mexico State University in 2012, and worked as a Geospatial Analyst for Bohannan Huston, inc. in Albuquerque, NM.

A 3D scatterplot I created with C# and Unity, check out the “Online Learning Resources” tab for a tutorial I wrote outlining how to make this yourself!