I am a biomedical engineering PhD student in the joint program between the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. My research focuses on finding, isolating, and expanding healthy adult stem cells from elderly populations. My goal is to find ways to rejuvenate stem cells taken from elderly people so that we may one day treat age-related degenerative diseases using patients' own stem cells. I currently serve as President of the Graduate Student Association at the UT Health Science Center and as President of San Antonio Science, Inc, where our goal is to promote scientific awareness among the community.
I received my B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester in 2012. While there, I also founded MonoMano, Inc. in order to design and manufacture adaptive cycling equipment.