Throughout my childhood, my mom cultivated a love of science, literature, and all of the incredible Wisconsin cheese. I attended Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, WI where I earned my International Baccalaureate diploma. I continued my education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I discovered my passion for research and for understanding how biological systems function at the molecular level. After I graduated in 2012 with a BS in Biochemistry, I worked for a year in my lab at UW and a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology doing research on DNA repair. I am currently working toward my PhD in biochemistry at Duke University where I study a transcription factor called "Heat Shock Factor 1" and its importance in Huntington Disease.
I feel so incredibly fortunate to be an Arndt scholar and am so grateful for the financial and emotional support provided by this incredible family. I am here to answer any questions I can or help other scholars in any way! Please feel free to reach out to me.