What are some of your interests outside of school?:
I enjoy playing the guitar and ukulele, watching movies (I'm a cinephile), attending beer festivals and wineries, traveling, photography, biking, reading about law and civil liberties, and glassblowing.
What is your favorite Iowa City/Coralville Restaurant?:
Panera Bread for comfort food, Chef's Table for fine dining, and Thai Flavors for asian.
Are there any challenges you have faced as a graduate student at Iowa?:
I've experienced no significant challenges that are specific to the University of Iowa. A difficult challenge in graduate school in general is striking a balance amongst teaching classes, taking classes, mentoring, performing research, disseminating research, and reviewing the research of others. This challenge, however, is graduate school's biggest allure -- it is self-directed and no single day is the same as another.