My research is in the field of Serial Femtosecond X-ray Crystallography. I helped to write a Python suite of programs for simulating and analyzing diffraction data which can be found at [insert github link here when published]. I also used this program to build a simulation of X-ray crystallography experiments for a new X-ray light source developed by Prof. William Graves' group which is now stationed in the basement of Biodesign C @ Arizona State University. To see more on my research, click Research.
Starting for the 2019-2020 school year, I'll be teaching mathematics for Chandler Preparatory Academy. Teaching has been part of my life since I was a child, when I grew up tutoring other students, and in college when I worked for the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program and the Arizona State University String Project teaching Calculus I and violin playing. This year I'll be teaching Calculus II and Algebra II/Trigonometry, and if you're one of my students click Teaching to access course materials.
In my free time I have a few hobbies that I like to keep up. The first of these is playing the violin (pictured above). I've gotten to play with the Dobson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Regional and All-State Orchestras, ASU Philharmonia, and Red Note Symphony Orchestra. I've also recently taken up playing chess again, and plan on attending USCF rated tournaments as I improve. Finally, I'm a big fan of reading, and you can view my personal library at Rick's Library.