I grew up in the Bronx and began my undergraduate studies close to home at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College. I subsequently transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, from which I received a B.A. in Physics in 2015. During my undergraduate years, I spent time in various different research areas including nanotribology, radiation oncology, and condensed matter physics. Having no exposure to quantum computing at the time, I took a leap and joined RSL when I came to Yale with an interest in experimental quantum information processing research. This interest of mine has since been focused towards developing novel ways of simulating molecular and quantum many-body systems using superconducting hardware.