I am originally from southern New Mexico, but I currently reside in Tempe, Arizona. I received my B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from New Mexico State University (NMSU). At NMSU my advisor was Professor Phillip De Leon and my thesis research investigated the advantages of utilizing graphics processing units (GPUs) for applications in speech signal processing, pattern recognition, and machine learning. I am currently a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) under the direction of Professor Dan Bliss. My research interests lie in the areas of speech-signal processing, machine learning, Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) communication systems and signal processing applications for Software Defined Radio (SDR). My other interests include anything related to health and fitness, music, science and Linux and Macintosh computing. I am an avid reader and enjoy brain games, puzzles, and anything intellectualy stimulating. Thank you for visiting my page and feel free to connect with me!