I’m a fifth year neuroscience PhD candidate and I study mechanisms involved in regulating learning and memory processes. I grew up in the midwest and received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University. While in undergrad, I started rock climbing and came to the realization that I love mountainous areas. I’m happy to call Missoula my home and I joined GPSA in hopes to give back and improve the graduate and professional student experience. I work in the Hansen Lab, which is located in ISB 205, and if you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to come by.
I’m a fourth year PhD candidate in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology with an emphasis in Immunology. My research focuses on a key pathway mediating immune suppression by environmental pollutants and ways in which we can directly target this pathway to turn off undesirable immune responses, like those involved in autoimmune disease. In serving as a member of the GPSA Executive Team, I hope to bring visibility and support to both the needs and successes of graduate students at UM.