I am a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the College of Information and Computer Science. I am working with Dr. Hong Yu in the BioNLP group. My research interests are in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Prior to UMass, I worked as a software developer at Eze Software in Chicago. I received my Master's Degree in Computer Science at DePaul University, where I worked on projects in Computer Science Education and Recommender Systems. I received my bachelor's degree in Information Technology Management from Universty of Notre Dame, with a minor in Irish Language & Literature.