I earned my master’s from the Erasmus Mundus International Master’s in Fire Safety program, a partnership that includes Ghent University (Belgium), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of Edinburgh (UK). With concurrent BS degrees in math and chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, the international program gave me experience and established an international professional network that I will continue to build upon while at WPI. My FPE interest started with a small accidental fire in a DuPont lab where she worked as a co-op student. My particular interest is the fundamentals of pit fires and the use of fire in waste disposal. My twenty year goal is to become a professor in FPE.