I am currently an undergraduate premed student at George Washington University where I'm pursuing a B.S. in microbiology with a minor in chemistry.
Though my courses in genetics and cellular biology, I have become passionate about biotechnology and how it can be used to benefit our health. I completed my first genetic engineering project at Worcester Academy for my senior project where I used the CRISPR cas9 system to deliver antibiotic resistance to an E. coli cell line. Although this project was relatively simple, it gave me a glimpse into the possibilities of genetic engineering and drove my dedication for this project. I've also worked as a research assistant intern at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The research team and I studied the causes and impacts of neonatal growth failure to develop a better feeding protocol and directly improve deliver an improvement in the quality of care for neonatal patients. This experience not only developed my research ability, but drove my passion for using my own to improve medical care.