I am a graduate from Central Michigan University's Honors Program where I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Mathematics. Since graduating, I have earned my Masters in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology from the University of Virginia where I'm continuing on to earn my PhD in the same field. Once I earn my degree, I aspire to be a lecture professor for undergraduates with a focus on biochemistry and immunology. These subjects are exciting, but I feel students lose interest due to the mathematics involved. My extensive experience with tutoring and being a teaching assistant has inspired me to make mathematics and biological sciences more accessible and inspiring. I started tutoring mathematics (algebra through calculus) in high school and continued tutoring during my undergraduate degree in mathematics, analytical chemistry, chemistry, genetics, and molecular biology. For any subject, I like to break down the lessons into manageable concepts with different analogies to keep things fun and memorable. I love sharing my knowledge, and I firmly believe that mathematical and scientific thought benefits from creative minds.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Doctor of Philosophy, Microbiology and Immunology
In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes or watching movies with my friends. At home I like playing with my cat, Dillinger, and my dog, Nym, while watching comedy TV shows and period dramas. I also enjoy taking dancing and Zumba classes when it is safe!