I am a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. As a member of Dr. Sunil Parikh’s lab, I study the surveillance and spread of drug resistant malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. We are employing creative field and spatial modeling approaches to improve the efficiency of molecular monitoring efforts. I am also interested in the eco-epidemiology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases and how these pathogen landscapes are delineated through larger political and ecological forces. In my PhD research, I work closely with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) in Burkina Faso. Prior to graduate school, I received a BS summa cum laude in biology and environmental studies from Tufts University. I have conducted ecology and public health research with the Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, the Korean Institute of Science and Technology, and the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History.