I graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in physics and mathematics and an M.S. in physics. I taught introductory physics labs while working toward my degrees, and I really enjoy explaining physics in simple terms to students and helping them learn just how fascinating the subject is. I have conducted computational research in soft matter physics, geophysics, and astrophysics, and have used many concepts that are taught in the introductory courses in my research. I teach AP Physics I and AP Physics C (both Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism). My goal is to help students enjoy learning about physics and to help them learn the skills necessary to succeed in whichever career path they choose.