I was accepted to the University of Kansas' M.D./Ph.D. Program in 2018 and am intent on pursuing my Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Prior to joining the KU M.D./Ph.D. program I received my Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis (i.e., Wash U).
During my undergraduate experience, I was afforded the opportunity to learn about research in Dr. Sam Klein's lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, and later pursue neuroscience research in Dr. Randy Nudo's lab here at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After graduating from Wash U, I have enjoyed the opportunities to both return to Dr. Nudo's lab as well as join Dr. Prajna Dhar's lab over the summers.
With the training I receive through the MD/PhD Program, I intend to pursue research pertaining to the discovery and treatment of the underlying cellular and biochemical processes that instantiate personality disorders, such as Dissociative Identity Disorder. In my free time, I enjoy leading two on-campus student organizations, volunteering at the local church, and developing visual designs in various media.