I am relatively new to the world of academia. I graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Genetics and minor in Psychology. I worked in the biotechnology industry for 6 years and then switched over to teaching middle and high school science for 3 years. Now in Karen’s lab, I am able to use the management skills I learned from teaching in combination with my scientific background and love of organization to keep the lab running as smoothly as possible.
In my free time, I enjoy going out to a nice dinner and then going to a musical or show with friends. I also love anything related to food, whether it be cooking or eating (although I prefer the eating). When the weather is nice, I enjoy hiking along the American River with my husband and two dogs.