After spending a decade in Western Pennsylvania, Kaesi returned to her home state of New Hampshire to pursue her Ph.D. at Dartmouth. Prior to Dartmouth, she earned her B.S. in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry at Clarion University. While at Clarion, she spent four years working on the isolation and characterization of a novel antimicrobial found, unfortunately, in human urine. Kaesi joined the Cramer lab in 2019 and is interested in understanding how A. fumigatus senses and responds to changes in oxygen concentration in its environment. One focus of her project is investigating the relationship between oxygen availability and biofilm morphology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending time in nature, baking, and writing.