I am in my final year of M.D./Ph.D. training in the Medical Scientist Training Program of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. I completed my Ph.D. in the lab of Rajendra Apte. I was also awarded a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation from the Clinical Research Training Center. I will be a future trainee in the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Program at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary beginning in 2021.
Prior to attending graduate school, I attended Emory University as a Woodruff Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar and graduated with highest honors in 2012 with a B.S. in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. I completed my senior thesis (“Are there two kinds of auditory imagery?”) in the lab of Krish Sathian (now at Penn State). I also worked for three summers in the United States Air Force Research Laboratory in the Biological Interactions of Nanomaterials (BIN) Group, led by Saber Hussain.
During college, I also received a B.A. in Music (Violin) at Emory University. I am currently a first violinist in the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra and perform regularly as a freelance violinist. I have a very strong passion for teaching and work as a private tutor.