I completed my undergraduate degree in biology at Arizona State University, and received a PhD in genetics in 2017 from Michigan State University.
As a computational geneticist, my research is at the intersection of biochemistry, evolutionary biology and statistics.
Specifically, I work on identifying the characteristics of enhancers, which are DNA sequences that direct where and when genes are expressed.
I have taught genetics at the college level for several years, and strongly believe the tools of the scientific method and quantitative analysis are invaluable in all fields of study.
As an interdisciplinary scientist, I am very excited to be joining Schmid College and the Grand Challenges Initiative, where such a strong focus is put on interdisciplinary student driven projects and science as a problem solving process.