Originally from Wilton, Connecticut, I received my undergraduate B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago in 2013. During my undergraduate career, I worked in the lab of Dr. Glenn Randall, first studying lipid-protein interactions in Hepatitis C Virus, then writing an undergraduate thesis on membrane-trafficking pathways during HCV secretion. After graduating, I went to work as a technician in the lab of Dr. Sara Cherry, where my primary focus was studying antiviral translational shutdown pathways during Rift Valley Fever Virus infection. I was accepted into Harvard's Virology Program in 2015, and joined the Whelan lab in 2016, where I am interesting in exploring the role of alternative translation pathways and mRNA methylation during VSV infection.