I grew up in San Diego and then moved across the country to study molecular biology and creative writing at Princeton University, where I did my thesis research in Mohamed Donia’s lab. There, I worked on RNA-based regulation in a bacterial endosymbiont of macroalgae. I am now on a yearlong Fulbright grant in Lone Gram’s lab at the Technical University of Denmark, studying ncRNAs involved in Roseobacter-microalgal interactions, and will start my PhD at Stanford University in Fall 2022.
I was lucky to have stumbled across Small Things Considered in 2018 while writing a sci-fi story, at which point I fell in love with the blog and asked if I could try my hand at writing a piece. I have been super fortunate to write with and learn from the other STC bloggers since!