Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2020 with a B.S. in Immunology & Infectious Disease and a B.S. in Pharmacology & Toxicology. For my undergraduate research, I worked with Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi to compare the pathology of a novel influenza D virus to established human influenza A, B, and C viruses in human lung cells. Upon graduation, I worked in the Pennsylvania State University COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance Center (TASC), running clinical diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 and assisting with research projects involving SARS-CoV-2 and High-Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI). I entered Vanderbilt University through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) in Fall 2021 and joined the Crowe Lab in Spring 2022.
My current research focuses on isolating and characterizing human antibodies against influenza viruses.