About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering at Angelo State University. I earned my Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to Illinois, I finished my undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.

My teaching and research relates to the durability of civil infrastructure either from a structural or material viewpoint.

Check out my Angelo State faculty webpage.

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, David L. Hirschfeld Dept. of Eng. at Angelo State Univ. (2016 – Present)
  • 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 Orange County, CA. I explored the Midwest for a few years, and I’m now ready to explore the desert Southwest!

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