Created quantitative models of the Tabor Lab bacterial optogenetic tools and used them to investigate the relationship betwen gut microbiome and host in C. elegans.
As a recipient of the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, I was able to spend summers with fantastic bioengieers at NASA Ames. I was also awarded a $25k grant to adapt optogenetic hardware to a CubeSat (OptoGeneSat).
I was a member of the first cohort of Bioengineers and President of Lloyd House, one of the 8 undergraduate houses and hubs of student life. I also assessed student Honor Code violations as Secretary of the Board of Control and served as a student counselor & certified First Responder.
I was awarded a $45k grant to restart the Caltech iGEM team. Along with 5 others, we earned a gold medal for our optogenetic 3D printer concept.
I recently earned my national EMT Basic certification and am licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Stressful, but rewarding!
My favorite Texas tradition. While not a Texan myself, I've studied this arcane art under their tutelage.
I'm no expert, but enjoy the relaxing experience of getting the chance to ride when I visit home.
I volunteer an hour of my week at Rice's dive bar, Valhalla, where we serve the best beer on campus! Perhaps one day I'll graduate to cocktails...