During undergrad I became interested in developmental biology and human genetic disorders. I worked as research assistant during my B.S./M.S. in the Takacs lab at the University of New Haven, where I assisted with the optimization of CRISPR/cas13d technology for RNA knockdown in animal embryos. As a rotation student in the Beaudoin lab, I am interested in studying post-transcriptional regulation during early embryonic development and applying cas13d technology to its study in animal embryos. Outside of the lab I am a very active person. I love hiking, mountain biking and weight training. I enjoy video games, music of all genres, exploring new breweries with friends and of course, talking about science wherever possible!