Upon completing my undergraduate at Northwestern University, I returned to my home state of California and have worked in research ever since. I became a member of the UC Davis community in 2012 through the Veterinary Scientist Training Program, a dual D.V.M/.Ph.D. program within UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. For the Ph.D. portion of my program, I joined the Athanasiou group with the hopes of applying tissue engineering techniques toward applications in equine orthopedics. When I’m not in the lab, you may find my anywhere from San Francisco to Tahoe, where I enjoy activities such as surfing, backpacking/hiking with my dogs, and horseback riding.