Board Position: Director of Community Outreach
Major/ Grad Program : Postdoctoral research associate in oral microbiology.
Year in school: 2nd
Research interests: Cell-cell signaling, biofilm formation, genetic engineering and genomics.
Awards/ accomplishments: Genomics Graduate Scholar (GGS) and NIDCR Diversity Supplement Award Recipient.
Long-term aspirations: I would also like to help strengthen the pipeline of URM students from community colleges to universities and then onto careers in industry or graduate programs in STEM. I hope to accomplish this by mentoring and educating students, especially URMs, in the biological sciences as a professor and/or scientist.