I first became interested in research during my undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where I was working to characterize novel biomarker for immunotherapy. This is when my love for the jargon-filled, acronym-heavy field of immunology commenced. After graduating with a BS in Molecular Biology at BYU and entry into the MCB program at Dartmouth, I joined the Huang lab in June of 2017. My current research focuses on using synthetic biology to improve cancer immunotherapy treatment. As a Utah native, I love riding ATVs in the Rockies and hitting up the local national parks. When I get out of lab, I enjoy baking, snowboarding, and playing soccer.