A recent Stony Brook University alumna and aspiring dental student with a deep appreciation for the creative, artistic, and medical applications of computer science, biomedical engineering, and scientific research.
AUGUST 2017 – MAY 2020
B.S. IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOLOGY, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
SEPTEMBER 2013 – JUNE 2017
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA & A.A. DEGREE, BARD HIGH SCHOOL EARLY COLLEGE QUEENS
Bard High School Early College Queens is a top-tier New York City high school that enables highly motivated high school students to earn both a high school diploma and a Bard College Associate of Arts degree within four years.
JUNE 2019 – JULY 2019
RESEARCH INTERN, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
I carried out over 300 hours of scientific research assistance under the mentorship of Ph.D. student, Criseyda Martinez. I performed gel electrophoresis, rtPCRs, qPCRS, western blots, inoculations, transformations, minipreps, maxipreps, mutageneses, restriction digests, and NEB Gibson Assembly cloning, among other procedures, to aid in her study of the functions of the Caprin1 gene. In addition to this, I designed and executed a personal experiment in NSC34 pre-motor and motor mouse neurons lacking the Caprin1 gene to determine whether MALAT1 gene knockdown has a notable impact on protein proliferation.
RESEARCH INTERN, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
I carried out over 100 hours of scientific research assistance under the mentorship of Ph.D. student, Emily Moore. I performed gel electrophoresis, mouse dissections, monitored cell cultures, PCRs, and ALP assays, to aid in her study of the role mechanically stimulated osteocytes play in bone formation.
JULY 2016 – AUGUST 2016
The HYPOTHEkids: Hk Maker Lab is an intensive 6-week summer program in which NYC high school students work in teams to develop a prototype of an original biomedical device, as well as, an associated business plan, and pitch their work to leading executives in the biomedical community.
JULY 2015 – AUGUST 2015
STUDENT, GIRLS WHO CODE
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a 7-week introduction to the world of computer science. High school girls gain exposure to a wide breadth of coding languages, career opportunities in tech, and ultimately join the sisterhood that is making strides to close the gender gap in STEM.
BEST BEGINNER HACK, SBUHACKS 2019
At Stony Brook University's first hackathon, the team members behind HackOrGo received the Best Beginner Hack Award for their HTML-based website meant to provide organic chemistry students with accessible, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud course material.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, HYPOTHEKIDS
At the HYPOTHEkids: 2016 Hk Maker Lab cumulative pitch event, the team members behind Ceraqua received the People's Choice Award for their mechanically-pressurized water filtration unit meant to provide the people of rural Sub-Saharan Africa with direct, affordable, and efficient access to sanitary drinking water.