I am a fourth year computer science PhD student at UCSB. I work in the Distributed Systems Lab (DSL). My research focuses on building distributed and cloud data management systems. In particular, I am interested in systems that replicate data across data centers for fault-tolerance and availability. My work includes building systems that target minimizing response time while maintaining consistency, and I have published in leading venues such as VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, CIDR, and others. I have been an intern in both Microsoft Research and HP Labs.