I am a PhD Candidate in Environmental Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the Woodhams Lab. I study mosquito microbiomes, human pathogens, and the environmental factors that influence their interactions. I have broad interests in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and ecology, but especially enjoy projects with transdisciplinary elements.
During graduate school, I have been an NSF IGERT Fellow and a Sanofi-Genzyme Research Fellow. My field work is primarily based in Rwanda, where I am a Research Fellow at the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management at the University of Rwanda. I enjoy collaborating and have had the opportunity to work on projects focused on everything from mosquito microbiomes to shellfish policy to science communication.
If you have questions about my work, are seeking collaboration, or just want to chat about microbes, feel free to send me an email.