I grew up in New Jersey before heading to Virginia to study biology at Virginia Tech (go hokies)! At VT, I studied host immune interactions with Clostridum perfringens. I gradually became interested in the intersection of public health and genetics, and decided to obtain my Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health here at Emory. My master’s thesis was on congenital heart disease in children with Turner syndrome. I then joined Emory’s Genetics and Molecular Biology PhD program in 2019 (I swear this is my last round of school). In the Marsit Lab, I have been investigating the associations between hydroxymethylation and gene expression in the placenta. Outside of research, I enjoy cooking, running, hiking, and watching baseball (go Yankees!).