Talley is a PhD candidate at Yale University studying the theory of distributed systems. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. As an undergraduate, she was a teaching assistant for an introductory discrete mathematics course for three years. After Talley completes her PhD, she would like to continue to pursue research in areas of theoretical computer science that have applications in healthcare and security. Talley is passionate about computer science and teaching.