The most important aspect of my job is making sure that the data on the site is timely and accurate.
What I Love About My Job
I love that I get to use math and problem-solving skills on a daily basis.
I pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees in the social sciences at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos (now called Texas State University) in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Following the September 11th attacks, I postponed entering a PhD program to join the U.S. Army, where I earned an associate’s degree in Modern Standard Arabic in 2004. After leaving the military, I earned a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013.
Standing Torchy's Order
Migas on flour with avocado sauce. And coffee.
What's My Point?
The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.
What's for Lunch?
I bring my lunch 99% of the time, but when I do go out, my favorite place is Tacodeli. Their Doña salsa is life-changing.
My Longest Journey
Prague, Czech Republic – 8889 kilometers or 5524 miles or 4800 nautical miles.
I have a Top Secret security clearance. I could tell you about it, but then I’d have to kill you.
My son and I volunteer monthly with an organization called Little Helping Hands, which connects Austin area kids with age appropriate volunteer opportunities. Over the past two years we have picked up trash around Lady Bird Lake, repackaged diaper donations for the Austin Diaper Bank, made cards for hospitalized children and homeless adults, read books to shelter dogs and cats, and helped train guide dogs.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
My Furry Family
I have a rescue cat named Autumn whose hobbies include meowing incessantly at 3am, taunting the dog, and getting underfoot at all the wrong times. I also have a rescue dog named Rex who is the biggest sweetheart, is obsessed with Autumn, and suffers the poking and prodding from my toddler with the patience of a saint.