Experience and Vision

Michigan State University 

2008-2010

BS in Nutritional Sciences (2008) 

BNS in Nursing (2010) 

As an undergraduate I honed my research skills in several pre-clinical and clinical laboratories. I also volunteered at a hospital and decided to pursue a second degree in nursing.

University of Pittsburgh

2010-2016

PhD in Nursing (2016)  

As a graduate student, I received trans-disciplinary training in genomics, neuroscience, and nursing working with mentors at the School of Nursing, Brain Trauma Research Center, and Safar Center for Resuscitation Research.

National Institutes of Health 

2016-2017

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

As a postdoctoral fellow, I further developed my clinical research skills examining protein and genomic biomarkers of brain trauma

University of Texas at Austin

2017-present

Assistant Professor 

I am an early stage investigator expanding my program of research to study molecular biomarkers of brain injury and multiple sclerosis.