More About Me
Science isn’t just my job as a researcher – it’s my lifelong passion. So is educational equity. I love to help students break down academia institutional barriers, gain access to science, and feel empowered in the learning process. Science is meant for every mind, and I’m passionate about helping students open the door into the scientific and academic world and see just how fun and exciting are the different scientific fields.
Outside of the laboratory/scientific setting, I tutor high school students in writing and critical thinking to help them gain access to higher education and find the resources they need and deserve for lasting success. I also mentor high school and undergraduate students in the laboratory setting, where we work on both technical and soft skills while learning core concepts. In the rest of my free time, I enjoy reading, visiting museums, baking, and plenty of time spent outdoors/surrounded by nature.
Undergraduate University: Duke University/University of Washington
Year of Graduation: 2012/2015
Graduate University: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 2022
Majors/Minors/Specialization: PhD in Cellular, Molecular, & Biomedical Sciences
2017-2018 Endocrinology & Metabolism Training Grant Pre-doctoral recipient (T32 - NIDDK) 2016 Med into Grad Program, competitive acceptance 2014 Mary Gates Research Scholarship 2014 Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society 2012 Graduation with Distinction, Duke University 2012 Dean’s List, Duke University 2011-2012 Molly Glander Undergraduate Research Award 2011 Duke University Undergraduate Research Support: Independent Study Grant 2011 Eta Sigma Phi National Classical Languages Honor Society 2010-2014 Six publications in educational interface research
2020-Present GSAS-Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program mentor, Columbia University 2018-2020 Laboratory mentor/teacher (1 undergraduate student), Columbia University 2019 Science Matters Research Internship laboratory mentor (1 high school student) 2015-Present Minds Matter Writing & Critical Thinking Tutor (nine students/year) 2015-2018 Lyons High School Neuroscience Performance Based Assessment Tasks External Reviewer 2015 Laboratory mentor/teacher (1 undergraduate student), University of Washington 2014 Teaching Assistant, Land Plant Classification and Identification, University of Washington 2014-201 University of Washington Beta Beta Beta Biology Tutor 2011-2012 High School Latin Tutor 2007-2008 Elementary School Math Tutor 2007 Horseback-riding Summer Camp Instructor
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
Science Matters Research Internship laboratory mentor (2019) Minds Matter Writing & Critical Thinking Tutor (2015 - Present) Lyons High School Neuroscience Performance Based Assessment Tasks External Reviewer (2015 - 2019) Duke University alumna interviewer (2013 - Present) University of Washington Beta Beta Beta Biology Tutor (2013 - 2015)