I’m pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics in Evan Snitkin’s lab here at the University of Michigan. I graduated with a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from the College of Wooster where I didn’t do any coding. I discovered how much fun coding is while volunteering at a children’s home in Bolivia where I spent my free time learning Python. Now, I use a combination of R and Python to study infectious disease transmission, infection, and antibiotic resistance evolution. In addition to Software Carpentry, I’m involved with a local chapter of Girls Who Code where we teach high school girls computational data analysis using Python. I am also a coordinator of the Data Analysis Networking Group (DANG) here at the University of Michigan.
When I’m not in lab, I love to be outdoors. You’ll most likely find me swimming in the pool, riding my bike, or running in the park!