I am currently a Ph.D. student working towards a degree in Bioinformatics and Computation Biology at Iowa State University.

I am a member of the GERMS lab, PI-ed by Dr. Adina Howe. Our lab, part of the department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, focuses on research with environmental microbiomes; predominantly soil, but also water-systems, manure, and even flower nectar.

In my free time I enjoy reading fantasy novels, playing games, going to the gym, and learning how to build unnecessarily fancy websites about myself.

In recent years I have also been fortunate to travel to various parts of the world. The more exotic places were on birding trips with my father, like the background picture I am using that I took at the Canopy Tower in Panama.