I am an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University. I completed my B.S. in civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My teaching and research interests are in the sustainable use of infrastructure materials in the context of an increasingly diverse society.
You can learn more about me from my profiles at JMU Engineering, Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn, Portfolium, or Engineering Unleashed.
- Ph.D. (2016) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.S.C.E. (2011) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.S. (2008) – University of California, Berkeley
- Assistant Professor, Dept. of Eng. at James Madison Univ. (2018 – Present)
- Assistant Professor, David L. Hirschfeld Dept. of Eng. at Angelo State Univ. (2016 – 2018)
- Research Assistant, Dept. of CEE at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009 – 2016)
- Teaching Assistant, Dept. of CEE at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011 – 2013, 2015 – 2016)
- Aviation Systems Analyst, ATAC Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA (2008 – 2009)
My mother is from Mexico and my father is from El Salvador while I was born and raised in Southern California. I’ve previously lived in Northern California, Downstate Illinois, and West Texas for a few years; and I’m now ready to explore the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia!