I graduated from Baruch College – City University of New York where I created an ad hoc major in Environmental Pharmacology. In parallel to my Ph.D. dissertation research in the Cancer Biology Ph.D. program, I completed a concurrent Master's degree in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences. I was an NSF DIFUSE fellow in 2020 and am currently a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Big Data in Life Sciences fellow. My research is focused on understanding genetic and epigenetic alterations that occur in disease, particularly in the pediatric central nervous system, both at the tissue and single cell level. My hobbies include travelling and finding new restaurants to try.