Originally from Southern California, I earned my BS in Cell and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Barbara. Since joining Laird Lab I have embarked on a project seeking to understand why primordial germ cells (PGCs) are so heterogeneous in their colonization of the gonadal ridge. Using a mixed species model, the project hopes to reveal possible defects in PGCs that would explain delays or failure to colonize the ridge. When I'm not in lab I'm out exploring our National Parks, satiating wanderlust, or learning about different languages.
Fellowships/Funding: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)