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. My mother gifted and taught me to drive my first motorcycle at the age of 9.
I hold a B.S in biology from Florida Atlantic University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from Georgia State University (GSU). I’ve worked as both a radiation safety specialist and a web developer for GSU. I conducted my graduate study under the direction of Dr. Sidney A. Crow, Jr., focusing on developing methods for inhibiting the growth and virulence of pathogenic fungi, specifically the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. I currently work as research scientist in the BioInnovation Laboratory at Kennesaw State University, continuing the development of methods to treat and prevent WNS and other pathogens, beer and fermentation analytics, and mushroom cultivation, among other projects.