I received my PhD in neuroscience in 2020 from the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. My PhD research identified an intracellular signaling cascade that promoted synaptic loss during Alzheimer's disease. After my PhD I did a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I worked in a computational biology lab to help unify computational data with genomics screens for neurodegeneration. While at MIT I collaborated on a climate change project with Loren Looger at UCSD. Inspired by Dr. Looger's passion for science and climate I decided to join his lab in 2022 to pursue more climate related research.