University of Washington
I am a PhD student in Biology in the University of Washington. My area of interest focuses on the intersection of sleep and circadian rhythms in humans. Currently, my main focus is on the way sleep patterns have changed in humans in response to access to electrical lighting.
I graduated summa cum laude in 2013 from the College of Wooster with my B.A in Biology. As an undergraduate, I received the Horace N. Mateer award in Biology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Here at the University of Washington I have received the Top Scholar Award and the Riddiford-Truman Fellowship from the Department of Biology and was an Honorable Mention recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I have also spent the past two years mentoring underrepresented youth interested in STEM fields at a local high school and doing outreach at several local middle schools. After I complete my PhD I hope to find a faculty job where I can mix research with teaching and outreach.