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 6 motorcycles since but not a single car.
I hold a B.S in biology from Florida Atlantic University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in biology from Georgia State University (GSU), 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 recently earned my PhD at GSU, from the laboratory of Dr. Sidney Crow, focusing on developing methods for inhibiting growth and virulence of pathogenic fungi. I’m currently a postdoctoral research scientist at Kennesaw State University, developing methods to treat and prevent a deadly fungal disease among North American bats, known as white-nose syndrome, among other projects.