• (In Progress) Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Th.M Old Testament and Semitics, Talbot School of Theology, Los Angeles (2019)
  • M.A. Old Testament and Semitics (High Honors: Kappa Tau Epsilon), Talbot School of Theology, Los Angeles (2012)
  • M.A. Christian Apologetics (High Honors), Biola University, Los Angeles (2008)
  • B.A. Music Composition with a minor in Biblical Studies, Biola University, Los Angeles (2006)



  • Hebrew Bible
  • Ancient Near Eastern comparative literature
  • Mesopotamia’s literary influence on the Hebrew Bible
  • Biblical Hebrew poetry (wordplay) and wisdom
  • Demons in the Hebrew Bible
  • Interdisciplinary approaches, methodology and interpretation

Honors & Awards

2021                Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship Award,University of California, Los Angeles

2020                Pauline Yu Fellowship Award, University of California, Los Angeles

2018                John & Jennie Solomon Award in Old Testament

2012                Zondervan Award in Biblical Hebrew

2012                Louis T. Talbot Memorial Scholarship,Talbot School of Theology, Los Angeles