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Originally from Ohio, I obtained my B.S. in Biology from Ohio University. Interestingly, my major was actually marine biology (an odd degree to get from a school in a land-locked state!). In order to study marine organisms hands-on, I participated in research internship programs in Massachusetts and Maine. I enjoyed Maine so much that I then chose to go to University of Maine for my Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My dissertation focused on a family of fish called Antarctic Icefish. These fish are often seen as an evolutionary anomaly due to the lack of hemoglobin in their blood. After completing my Ph.D., I headed south to NC to teach biology and advise students at a community college for three years and in 2013 came to CU Boulder as a member of the biology advising team.
After almost 7 years of working with IPHY, EBIO and MCDB majors, I transitioned to an Assistant Director to help support the physical sciences academic advisors.