I grew up in Bethesda, Maryland down the street from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). My senior year of high school I rode my bike after school to the NIH for my Walter Johnson High School executive internship in the lab of Dr. Mirit Aladjem at the National Cancer Institute, where I studied DNA replication initiation in mammalian cells. I returned as a summer intern to Dr. Aladjem’s lab throughout my undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In May 2016, I earned a bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the UMBC, with magna cum laude, induction into Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors College certification. From June 2016 through July 2018 I was post-baccalaureate fellow in the lab of Dr. Alison McBride at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where I studied human papillomavirus DNA replication and integration using confocal microscopy. In May 2019, I joined Dr. Pierre Coulombe’s lab in the department of Cell and Developmental Biology where I use a diverse toolset of molecular biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy techniques to study the role of keratin intermediate filaments in tumor suppressive pathways. Outside of lab I like to illustrate animals, garden, and hike.