I am an undergraduate studying Biomedical Engineering & Biology at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. I was born and raised in a small town in mid-coast Maine before attending the University of Southern Maine, then Southern Maine Community College.
I am passionate about bringing more women into STEM, and served as the secretary for Wentworth’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers during the 2015-2016 academic year.
In the summer of 2016 I began doing research with Drosophila melanogaster, examining the relationship between circadian rhythm genes and other biological functions within the fly. I am still conducting that research, and recently presented a poster, “Rdl effects circadian rhythm and locomotion in Drosophila melanogaster“, at the ASBMB Northeast Regional Meeting.
In my free time I enjoy cuddling my cats, cooking, and riding my bike.