Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Major: Chemistry and Applied Mathematics
When did you become interested in research?
I became interested in research in high school and college. Part of my interest stemmed from really enjoying basic science classes, but mostly, I was lucky enough to have two great research experiences with PI's that allowed me to tackle really interesting questions, and to pursue my own ideas in answering these questions.
Why is research exciting?
I think research is exciting because it gives you the opportunity to create or discover something new that didn't exist before. It provides you the opportunity to choose a unique angle from which to tackle a problem that has real societal implications.
What is the best part of the Pritzker School of Medicine?
I think the best part is the people, who are so smart and accomplished, but equally friendly and easy to talk to.