I am currently a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Biological Sciences in Dr. Seth Bordenstein’s lab. My dissertation research is in the genetics of Wolbachia-induced reproductive parasitism. I am broadly interested in research on microbiology, microbe-host interactions, genetics, and entomology and am currently pursuing a career of research in microbial symbiosis.
I am also passionate about bridging the gap between scientists and the community through STEM outreach, teaching, and mentoring. I believe that engagement with students and communicating research with the public are key for the advancement of science. I lead and participate in many initiatives to build these connections.
PhD Candidate, Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2014-Present (anticipated graduation Spring 2020)
B. S. in Microbiology
B. S. in Chemistry
Take 5 Scholar, 5th year Fellowship Program
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
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