I am a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in the Statistics and Public Policy joint program. I am also a Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) fellow who occasionally presents at and helps organize the Statistics in Education Research Group (SERG) seminar. My interest in education research stems from my experience as a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta.

Use the links above to find out more about my research, the Ph.D. programs I am a part of, or to just read my blog.

I can be contacted at nmv AT cmu FULL STOP edu

Also, the picture of Point State Park was taken by AJ Kane, an excellent photographer and great buddy of mine.