About Me

My last name is pronounced l-ay and is spelled with ONLY ONE “e.”

Outside of academics, I enjoy hiking, camping, running, and eating. I own a bicolored beagle named Lily who is pictured with me.

I am a Vietnamese-American born and raised in the Carolinas. Fortunately, I did not pick up the notorious southern accent and basically moved to Oregon to escape the absurd humidity of the South (but actually came out here for the research).