University of Maryland: BA Biological Anthropology (2011)

University of Pittsburgh: MPH (2015)


University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology


I am a Graduate Research Assistant for Project Tycho since 2016. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). I received my MPH in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from GSPH in 2015 and my BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland in 2011.

My research focus is dengue fever. Currently, I am studying the effects of climate variables on the risk of outbreaks and spread. I am also interested in agent-based models of vector-borne diseases. My work moving forward will be on exploring how agent-based models of dengue are built and how to improve these models, as well as exploring the effects of land use factors in an agent-based model of dengue. In my personal life, I enjoy cooking, taking care of my small indoor garden, walking, and spending time with my cats.