I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina before earning my B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in June 2010. For my Ph.D., I worked with Cindy Regal in JILA at the University of Colorado on an experiment using tightly focused optical tweezers to gain full control over small arrays of single neutral (87Rb) atoms. With this setup we studied the effects of quantum statistics in small systems of identical particles, for example observing Hong-Ou-Mandel interference between massive bosons and verifying that dynamical spin exchange can be used to entangle separable atoms. My current research focuses on the control and coupling of superconducting microwave cavities and qubits, working toward the goal of improving quantum information storage, manipulation, and readout.