Outside of research, I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, reading, traveling internationally, and playing with my two sons. Colorado has a lot to do outside and I like to hike in the mountains, cycle, ski (downhill and cross-country), and camp. Below is a picture at the summit of Bear Peak, outside of Boulder, CO. I grew up riding dirt-bikes and also enjoy riding motorcycles, mostly on trails.  

I’ve only recently begun cycling on a road bike; I mostly like to ride on streets in the local foothills. I’ve enjoyed cooking for some time, and am continually learning new culinary techniques and world cuisines. I especially like to master dishes from countries I’ve visited (the most recent being Japan and Italy).