I moved all over the country throughout my childhood making the hometown classification a little more difficult than it needed to be. While I was born in California, I subsequently moved to Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, and finally settled in Ohio for my undergrad at Kenyon College where I majored in Biology. From a young age, I knew I was going to be a biologist. I showed a special interest in coral reefs and marine biology as a child. However, my broad interest in biology has led me to study a range of questions. At Kenyon, I researched ion transporter expression within the principle osmoregulatory organs of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Prof. Chris Gillen’s lab. After graduation, I came to Harvard and worked in Prof. Victoria D’Souza’s lab exploring how RNA structure influences programmed ribosomal frameshifting in coronaviruses. Moving forward, I am excited to sample the variety of labs MCO has to offer. I am leaning towards RNA biology and research with therapeutic applications.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing soccer or basketball, reading, and hanging out with friends. I was an All-American soccer player at Kenyon, and I am currently enjoying the freedoms of retirement and the Boston men’s leagues. I am always excited to talk about science or personal development so if you see me please hit me with your favorite science fact, book recommendation, or life hack. I am happy to trade.