Originally from Bowie, MD, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in 2010 ('Ray Bucknell!). From there I joined the lab of Corbin D. Jones at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a research technician. I spent 1.5 years there honing my skills in molecular labwork and bioinformatic scripting. I also wrote for Endeavors, the UNC magazine of research and creative activity (see 'PUBS' for samples of my work).
In August 2017, I earned my PhD from a joint program between the Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics program at the University of Maryland in College Park, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. I was co-advised by Mike Braun (Smithsonian) and Karen Carleton (UMD).
I completed a 3-year National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 2020, and am now a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute.
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