How individuals choose to interact with others in their social environments has wide ranging implications from social network structure, to disease spread, and to cultural learning processes. My research interests tackle this question by investigating how the behavior of others in a social group can be used to inform another individual's social interactions. My teaching philosophy revolves around inclusivity in the classroom, and focuses on retention of minority and women students in STEM.
I entered Texas A&M in 2015 as a Biomedical Sciences major, with a desire to be a veterinarian. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2018 with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Genetics. Between 2015 and 2018, I discovered my passion for research in an introductory Biology course and through my work as an undergraduate researcher in Gil Rosenthal's lab. After graduating, I continued to hone my love of teaching and mentoring as an Academic Counselor to the Texas A&M Athletics department. I began graduate school at Rice University in 2019 in the Saltz Lab.
A few of my favorite things are playing basketball, petting dogs (especially my pandemic pup, Iris), and listening to true-crime podcasts.
If you're curious about what I do, please reach out, I'd love to talk!