- Hammond School, Columbia, MD 2008
- Monroe Scholar focusing research on improvement of Maryland EMS protocols
- Majoring in biology and philosophy
- Attended the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Guiyang, China with Dr. Cristol during summer 2009
- Volunteer firefighter/EMT, Howard County, MD
- Elected tallest iibbs freshman, 2008 (in a hard fought race against Giselle)
My main research interests involve the effects of mercury on immunity and development. I'm currently finishing up a project that examines the effect of mercury exposure on nestling sex ratios in tree swallows. I work collaboratively with members of Dr. Liz Allison's lab, using a PCR technique to molecularly sex nestling blood samples. At the conclusion of the project, I plan to compare our data to sex ratio data for aquatic bird species to examine trends relating to mercury contamination.