I completed my undergraduate degree in microbiology at the Ohio State University. Before starting graduate school, I worked in the Wrighton Lab as a technician, splitting my time between leading work on the NIH Salmonella project and investigating microbial methylamine cycling in fractured shales. I decided to stay on in the Wrighton lab for my doctorate starting in Fall 2016 in the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, where I am continuing my work studying methylamine cycling in both the gut and fractured shale ecosystems. I was fortunate enough to receive the The Fay Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Sciences.
Advisors: Kelly Wrighton, Mary McLaughlin, and Mette Ibba