I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Having conducted research for 3 years on the synthesis of immunologically active peptide sequences of a carcinoma-associated antigen for use in cancer vaccine feasibility studies, I have developed a special interest in cancer pathogenesis and treatment.
Prior to my undergraduate studies, I disliked science. I thought of it as ‘information I will never use.’ I could not have been more wrong. Had my experiences with science at that time been more engaging, perhaps I would have thought otherwise. And so I hope to break down barriers that commonly block the accessibility of science and connect non-scientists with the sense of understanding and wonder it has to offer.
Aside from exploring my scientific interests, my hobbies include camping, hiking, and mountain biking. I also enjoy making music and pasta.