I am a graduate student in the Biological Physics, Structure and Design program at the University of Washington.
I am grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois and received my bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt University, I did research in Dr. Friedman's lab, studying telomere adddition as a repair mechanism in response to double stranded breaks in yeast. Before starting graduate school, I did research in Dr. Ruohola-Baker's lab at the University of Washington, studying Tie2 clustering and downstream signaling in human umbilical vein endothelial cells and mTORC signaling in human stem cells.
I like to spend my free time swimming and learning how to snowboard.