I received my B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College in 2009. I bounded around the States for a while before working at the Food and Drug Administration under Dr. Chava Kimchi Sarfaty studying the role of synonymous mutations in protein therapeutics. After round of bouncing around the world this time, I ended up as a technician working for Dr. Barbara Panning at UCSF studying X-inactivation in Embryonic Stem Cells. In 2013, I was accepted to the TETRAD program and joined the Passegue Lab shortly thereafter. The goal of my current research is to dissect the mechanobiology of the hematopoietic stem cell niche within bone marrow.