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About

 I am a computational biologist and technical writer.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

10+ years coding experience (Python, R, MATLAB) in various domains including research and teaching
§ Collaborated with a team of 15+ researchers to analyze single-cell cancer genomics data (Python & R)
§ Analyzed IRB-approved survey data in R of mental health climate among UNC’s student population in
collaboration with psychology researchers and occupational therapists
§ Have received 2 highly prestigious fellowships and 1 travel grant to support my graduate training

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Genetics 2018 – 2023
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP)
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Statistics 2014 – 2018
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Magna Cum Laude, Meyerhoff Scholar.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Hector Fellow Academy Best Poster Award 2023
• Awarded for outstanding presentation at the Innovations in Single Cell Omics conference
• Presented “Elucidating the role of the cell cycle in stem cell fate using multiplexed imaging”
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program 2021 – 2023
§ Nominated by advisor for competitive grant to support training of 10 graduate students from
underrepresented backgrounds enrolled at universities in North Carolina
§ Awarded $5000 over 2 years for conference travel and research supplies
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2018 – 2023
§ Prestigious national fellowship
§ Awarded >$100,000 in stipend to support graduate training
Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Society of Fellows 2018 – 2023
§ Awarded the premier doctoral fellowship program at UNC, providing 5 years
§ Provides 5 years of support, including a stipend
§ Received $2000 for conference travel
NIH MARC U*STAR Scholarship (now called U-RISE), UMBC 2016 – 2018
§ Highly competitive, NIH-funded scholarship program at UMBC to prepare students for graduate school
§ Provided full tuition and funds for conference travel
§ Focused on increasing diversity of STEM workforce
Meyerhoff Scholarship, UMBC 2014 – 2018
§ Highly competitive scholarship program at UMBC to prepare students for graduate school, with a focus
on increasing diversity in STEM

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