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Education: BSE and PhD degree from Duke University (Mechanical Engineering)

Hometown: Lewiston, NY (near Niagara Falls)

Last Great Book I Read: The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt: The Women who Created a President by Edward O'Keefe & The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall

Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice

Family: Ella (an undergraduate at Princeton), Emily (a senior at Durham Academy), Neal (a Professor at Duke), Luna (an adorable chocolate labrador)

Favorite Spots on Duke Campus: Duke Gardens and the CoLab

Person I Admire:  Jane Goodall, “You cannot get through a single Day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”