I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
Before joining the Vision Science program, I received my BA in Neurobiology from New College of Florida in Sarasota, Florida.
I'm here because I'm passionate about vision research and I wish to learn more about the complex biological and computational processes that allow us to make sense of the visual world. By completing the Vision Science graduate program, I hope to gain experience and independence as a scientific researcher.
In my research, I hope to integrate a variety of laboratory techniques to provide a more robust depiction of how retinal cells interact to gather information about salient features of the visual environment. My current research focuses on using antibody markers to differentiate mouse bipolar cell subtypes.
My goal is to contribute to our understanding of how structural and functional properties of sensory cells determine our interactions with the world. I hope this will lead me to any career where I can continue to do research I am passionate about.
My hobbies include hiking, yoga, cross stitch, and anything that gets me out into the California sunshine.