I am a recent Magna Cum Laude Biology graduate from SUNY Oswego with interests in cellular biology, ecology, and medicine. During my undergraduate career, I was involved in a research project using model organism D. discoideum to understand the roles of the Rap1 pathway and the gene KrsB in cellular adhesion and collective cell migration. In addition, last summer I took part in a three-year study of invasive cattail removal in a peatland habitat to restore biodiversity in Silver Lake, NY. With these two research opportunities, I have been able to explore the biology field in the lab and out in the field, both of which I have greatly enjoyed.
I enjoy volunteering in local communities and traveling to other areas that require assistance. With the connections SUNY Oswego has provided, I have been able to travel to Louisiana for Project Lazarus to volunteer at an HIV/AIDS clinic, Virginia to repair existing trails in Pocahontas state Park, and within the Oswego community to assist those at nursing homes and elementary schools. Through International Volunteer Headquarters (IVHQ), I was able to travel to the Philippines to work on the restoration of two mangrove sites in a small village.
As a philanthropist and a curious scientist, I strive to continuously serve those in need while also working as a biologist.