Franklin & Marshall College: BA Biology (2015)


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


I am a Graduate Research Assistant for Project Tycho since October 2016. I am currently working on standardizing data on chikungunya fever epidemics into a machine-readable format so that these scenarios can be read into a database and be accessed by other researchers. I am an MS student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In 2015, I received my BA in Biology from Franklin & Marshall College.

I have assisted in a number of research projects, ranging from plant physiology to the biomechanical aspects of invertebrate muscle physiology. I also have experience in developing quantitative predictive ecological models, having previously developed a predictive dynamic metapopulation model of Squash Bees while at Franklin & Marshall College. I am currently interested in transitioning my modeling background into the realm of public health, working to understand how we can model diseases to provide insights into future epidemics. In my free time, I enjoy photography, hiking, camping, and traveling.