About Me

I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-CH. I am completing my dissertation research with Dr. Clarice Weinberg in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences through the NIH Intramural Research Program. My research focuses on developing methods to mine high-dimensional genetic data for higher-order gene-gene and gene-environment interactions using evolutionary computation.

Previously, I graduated from Grinnell College in 2012 with a B.A. in Biology, and I earned a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics in 2015 from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, I also worked as a statistical analyst in the Department of Preventive Medicine and as a clinical research associate in the Department of Dermatology.