I am a first year Ph.D. student in Societal Computing at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Zico Kolter. My research interests involve using artificial intelligence, specifically reinforcement learning, to address social challenges, with a particular interest in sustainability. My current research focuses on safely exploring the dynamics of real-world systems in order to avoid damaging the system. I am applying this work to improve the energy efficiency of complex systems, such as in car engines and nuclear reactors.