Research Interests

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Assessment of Pathways
    • Study of non-coding RNAs (RNAi, sRNA, miRNA, lncRNA, etc.)
  • ​Plant Biology
  • Virology
  • Science Education
  • Citizen Science

Educational & Professional Experience

Western Washington University
Masters of Science of Biology (in progress)
Thesis research project: Analysis of the components in the RNA-directed RNA polymerase complex and their role in small non-coding RNA production in Tetrahymena thermophila

Western Washington University
Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology (graduated 2016)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Student
Lee Lab, Western Washington University Biology Department (in progress)

Student Technician
Pilliterri Lab, Western Washington University Biology Department (Jul 2016-Dec 2016)

Biology Research Participant
Singh-Cundy Lab, Western Washington University Biology Department (Jun 2015- Aug 2015)

Student Technician
Sanguine Lab, Washington State University Crop and Soils Department (Jun 2014-Jul 2014)

Student Technician
Neff Lab, Washington State University Plant Pathology Department (Aug 2013-Sep 2013)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

BIOL 101 (Introduction to Biology) Teaching Assistant
Western Washington University (Winter 2015, Spring 2016)

BIOL 205 (Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology) Teaching Assistant
Western Washington University (Fall, Winter 2017; Spring, Fall 2018)

BIOL 324 (Cell and Molecular Biology Lab) Teaching Assistant
Western Washington University (Fall 2018)

Selected Awards & Honors

Thon Summer Fellowship 

Biology Alumni Student Research Fellowship 

Biology Faculty Fellowship