In spring of 2007, I received a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant for Dr. Mary A. Carskadon at the Bradley Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, and participated in the William C. Dement Summer Behavioral Apprenticeship. I was also a four year varsity letterman in track and field.
Currently, I am in my third year of a doctoral program in physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University under the advising of Dr. J. David Glass. My research investigates interactions of alcohol and alcohol withdrawal on circadian entrainment within the mammalian circadian timing system. I am President of the Kent State Biology Graduate Student Council and serve on the Sleep Research Society Trainee Day planning committee.