I believe that engineering biology as a computational and metabolic machine constitutes the future of bioscience, and that synthetic biology will revolutionize how we approach our most pressing scientific pursuits, both here on
earth and among the stars.
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...