I received a BS degree in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked in breast cancer and melanoma research lab as an undergraduate research assistant and was fascinated by the relationship between bench science and population health and its impact on translational research, so I pursued a graduate degree in Public Health at University of Utah. During my graduate studies, I worked as a research analyst on the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) project. I joined the QBS PhD program at Dartmouth in 2019, and my research focuses on the various aspects of childhood obesity including the genetic risk score, neural reward reactivity to food cues, and eating behaviors. Outside of lab, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, cooking/eating, and (sometimes) hiking.