I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. My research is broadly centered around integrative environmental physiology and I'm particularly interested in the molecular and cellular underpinnings of organismal-level responses to climate change drivers in marine molluscs.
Prior to beginning my graduate studies at UC Berkeley, I earned B.S. degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Zoology from Michigan State University, spent two years working as a graduate researcher in the Oceanography Department at the University of Washington, and worked for three months as an Ernest R. Hollings Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
I also follow Major League Soccer (Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy) and have a deep appreciation for the works of Ursula K. Le Guin. If you haven't read her novel The Dispossessed you should check it out!