I am currently a  Postdoctoral Scholar at Vanderbilt University in the lab of Dr. Antonis Rokas. I received my PhD from Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics in March 2017. Before arriving at Duke in 2011 I worked as a research assistant at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Washington, DC at American University in 2010 and I am an alumna of the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY.

My research experience ranges from the genetic mechanisms of a rare metabolic disease to work in the population dynamics of deep-sea organisms. My work in the deep-sea has taken me on multiple research expeditions to the Inter-American Sea that included dives in the submersible Alvin. When I am not at sea or in the lab, I can be found crafting furniture or working in my garden. I currently live Nashville, Tennessee where I play kickball and enjoy taking my pup out for a beer at one of the fine breweries


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One of my favorite research experiences was working at sea with artists on the SEEPC project. The incredible filmmaker Natasha Kermani created a video that embodies what it's like to be at sea