I am a basic science researcher who is passionate about discovering new ways to transform our negative impacts on the natural world and human health. I completed my B.S. and M.S. in environmental science, my Ph.D. in molecular biology at Florida International University, and my post-doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics at Duke University. As Director of the Duke Scholars in Marine Medicine Program, I am keenly focused on training the next generation of thought leaders and environmental stewards working at the intersection of the environment and human health.