My background is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, but after three years working in Liberia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, then as an Ebola relief worker, and finally for a small Liberian NGO working to install computer labs in schools, my academic interests have moved to the intersection of education, special needs, and poverty.

I am working on designing a family-based dyslexia remediation program with my sister, who is a private tutor in Portland, OR. I plan to use data gathered from this program to explore how connectionist modeling techniques can be used to understand the reading process and heterogeneity in dyslexia. My long-term goal is to automate and individualize dyslexia remediation, making effective remediation services available to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.