A few things about me
I grew up on Florida’s Atlantic coast and could swim before I could walk. I love handstands and balancing. I enjoy creating impromptu frisbee-golf courses in parks and urban environments. The stout is my favorite style of beer. I have titanium in my jaw as a memento from an unfortunate snowboarding collision with an untimely fellow. My mother gave me my first motorcycle at 9 and taught me how to drive it. I’ve owned 5 motorcycles since but not a single car.
I hold a B.S in biology from Florida Atlantic University and an M.S. in biology from Georgia State University, with a focus of applied and environmental microbiology. I have worked as both a radiation safety specialist and a web developer for GSU. During high school and the beginning of college I worked as the head pizza chef in a few restaurants, before moving into the book trade for the remainder of my undergraduate. I’m currently a PhD candidate at Georgia State University, conducting research which focuses on developing methods for inhibiting growth and virulence of pathogenic fungi. Much of my time is devoted to developing methods to treat and prevent a deadly fungal disease among North American bats, known as white-nose syndrome.