I am a graduate student at the University of Washington in the Bioengineering department. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester. I have previously worked at Fred Hutch and Juno Therapeutics, where I was involved in pancreatic cancer and T-cell therapy research. The gut microbiome is a fascinating area of study to me because of the extensive role it plays in regulating host health. This summer, I am interested in learning and applying computational biology and machine learning techniques to analyze data from studies done on the gut microbiome. My hobbies outside of research include running, hiking, diving, and spending time with family and friends.