I am originally from Baltimore, MD and got my B.S. in both Biochemistry and Toxicology from Penn State University. Currently, I am a Pharmacology and Toxicology PhD student working with Dr. Pamela Lein within the CounterACT Center of Excellence. My research goals focus on identifying better therapeutics for treating the long term effects following chemical convulsant exposures. Specifically, I have been studying the the role of synaptic remodeling and neuroinflammation in the development of chronic epilepsy following acute exposure to organophosphate compounds.
When I am not in the lab I enjoy rock climbing, spending time with my friends, going to concerts and exploring sunny California.