I am a postgraduate research associate interested in the mechanisms of autoimmune disease and transitional immunology. I graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree, having majored in Health Sciences and minored in Psychology. Prior to working in the laboratory, I spent a year on the Med-Surg/Telemetry floor of Exeter Hospital working clinically as a nursing assistant. The majority of my lab experience was garnered from courses in microbiology and chemistry at Quinnipiac, and I am continuing to build upon and expand that experience assisting with a variety of projects here at Yale. Ultimately, I am working towards a career as a physician, and the skills, experience, and knowledge I am gaining and improving upon every day are bringing me closer to attaining that goal.