About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University. I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to Illinois, I finished my B.S. in civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

My teaching and research interests relate to the sustainability of civil infrastructure from a structural and/or material viewpoint 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.

Education

  • 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

Positions Held

  • 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)

Some Background

My mother is from Mexico and my father is from El Salvador while I was born and raised in Southern California. I’ve 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!

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