I obtained my accounting degree and MBA from Boise State University. After graduating from Boise State University, I obtained my CPA license through the state of Idaho. I also worked for Micron Technology, Inc. in Boise, Idaho before starting my Ph.D. programs. I received my doctorate degree in accounting from Washington State University in 2021. My teach and research focus on individual and business taxation. I have published articles in Tax Notes. I love to practice yoga, zumba, hiking and downhill skiing during my free time.