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Pronouns: She/Her

Level of degree currently pursuing: PhD

Home: Lexington, KY

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Kentucky; B.S. Neuroscience, University of Kentucky; M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder; M.E. Engineering Management, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests: Aerospace medicine, space physiology, astronaut training, extravehicular activity, long-duration spaceflight, human factors and performance, space life sciences

Additional info: From studying astronaut bone density loss as a NASA intern to building research hardware for ISS at Space Tango, I have always had a passion for space life sciences and aerospace medicine. With my diverse background, I work to bridge the gap between life sciences and engineering to design systems that enable human exploration of space. I want to help people see that access to space enables discovery and innovation that impacts life here on Earth. Outside of the lab, you can find me playing piano, taking ballet classes, and hanging out with my dog, Apollo.

Fav. Course: Extravehicular Activity (ASEN 6519)