B.S Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2010; M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Joint Department at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, 2014
Trinity College Dublin
About Me: I am a PhD student in Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin. I enjoy music, reading, writing and board games
My Work: I look at stem cells from blood vessels and how stretching them keeps them healthy or makes them diseased
My Typical Day: I grow cells, build bioreactors, stain and image cells and read papers other scientists have written.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, Silly and Helpful
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Helped design a device to look at living cells as they are being stretched
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
A project in my high school biology class where we got to design and conduct our own experiment.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
A doctor who did research
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes for reading when I was supposed to be paying attention
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A science teacher
Who is your favourite singer or band?
The original cast of Hamilton
What's your favourite food?
Cheesy mashed potatoes
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I was in a community theatre production of Les Miserables