I am a curly haired bioengineer, creative writer, and advocate for women in science.
Originally from Minnesota, I earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I gained an appreciation for cheese curds and a tolerance for below-freezing temperatures.
Currently at MIT as a 5th year PhD candidate in Biological Engineering, I split my time between the Forest White and Doug Lauffenburger labs, integrating phosphoproteomics, immunopeptidomics and systems biology to study cancer. My primary focus is on developing new mass spectrometry based methods to probe unanswered biological questions within my thesis work, and with collaborators at MIT and beyond.
From a young age I have been involved in the performing arts and developed a passion for creatively engaging audiences, whether that be from a stage or in a scientific talk. As a MIT Communication Lab Fellow, I coach students on communication best practices, and am the founding student editor of the MIT Graduate Admissions Blog.
Outside of lab you can find me exploring restaurants in nearby neighborhoods, cheering for Wisconsin sports, or dreaming of my next travel destination.