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 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 Crow, Jr., focusing on developing methods for inhibiting growth and virulence of pathogenic fungi; specifically the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. I’m currently a postdoctoral research scientist in the BioInnovation Laboratory at Kennesaw State University, continuing the development of methods to treat and prevent WNS, among other projects.