B.A. in Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 2011
Admission year: 2014
Advisor: Shigeki Iwase
Current project: Using techniques in functional genomics, biochemistry, and cellular and molecular biology, I examine the role of a putative histone-binding protein, RAI1, in neuronal activity-dependent transcription and homeostatic plasticity.
Other interests: Chromatin biochemistry, how information is stored in cells and cellular networks, new technologies in genetics and functional genomics, statistics, modeling, evolutionary biology.
Teaching experience: Graduate Student Instructor for MCDB 310: Intro to Biochemistry (2016); Mentor to two (excellent) undergraduate researchers (2015-present)
Honors, grants & awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-present); Rackham Conference Travel Grants (2015, 2016); Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant (2015)
Service & leadership: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County; Good Neighbor Project of Ypsilanti co-mentor; Family Learning Institute math tutor; MISci Writers editor
Career Goals: To be a Valuable Contributor to humankind's understanding of life on Earth