2021 B.S. in Genomics and Molecular Genetics with Honors, Michigan State University
I am a biological anthropologist interested in studying human health in minority/underrepresented communities. During my undergraduate career at Michigan State, I interned with UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences studying oncogenic mutations in the yeast genome and worked as an undergraduate research assistant studying rough skin newts and symbiotic TTX-producing microbes. My Honor’s thesis examined the impact of colonization and institutional homophobia on minority health during India’s AIDS epidemic.
Following graduation, I was selected for a year of national service with City Year San Antonio, an AmeriCorps program that places young professionals in under-resourced classrooms to promote social, emotional, and academic development. I was partnered with NEA’s Texas Teacher of the Year, assisting in dual language classrooms to help students affected by pandemic-related learning loss build personal and professional skills to find success in their community.