I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and went to college at Kansas State University where I received a BS in chemistry. There I worked in the lab of Dr. Stefan Bossmann studying early breast cancer diagnostics using iron nanoparticles. After college, I worked two years at the National Institutes of Health in Dr. Julie Cooper’s yeast biology lab studying the resolution of telomere entanglements in mitosis. In 2017, I started the MSTP program at CU Anschutz Medical School to obtain an MD/PhD. Currently, I am in the Arnoult lab studying the role of heterochromatin on the regulation of DNA repair pathway choice in cancer.
When not at work I enjoy working out, discovering restaurants in Denver, and hiking.