I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a double major in Biological Engineering and Brain & Cognitive Sciences. In the past, I studied infant social cognition using functional near-infrared spectroscopy in the Saxe Lab at MIT. At the Mayo Clinic, I led a protein engineering project working with tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) to alter the inhibitory profile toward cancer biomarkers, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).
Moving forward, I will continue to pursue cancer research, specifically tumor immunology, immunotherapy, and neuro-immunology.
Fun fact: I was invited to train at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO for volleyball!