I am a rising fifth-year PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology and the Harvard Therapeutics Graduate Program, conducting my research in the Molecular Neurotology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear under Dr. Konstantina Stankovic. I currently serve as emeritus Cambridge chair and executive board member of Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering; teaching assistant for Clinical Aspects of Speech and Hearing (SHBT 202/HST.724), a PhD-level course in clinical otolaryngology offered at Harvard Medical School and MIT; and associate editor of the Harvard Medical Student Review.

I am graduating in May 2019 and am considering a broad range of opportunities, including scientific grant writing consultancy, postdoctoral and early-career research, and venture capital investing relevant to the therapeutics space. Please contact me via email if you would like to work with me!

As a graduate student, I have also served as teaching fellow for Profs. Joshua Sanes and Jeff Lichtman at Harvard College in Molecular and Cellular Biology 80 (Neurobiology of Behavior) and worked as Managing Editor for the GSAS student science communication organization Science in the News. Read my most recent public outreach article, "Re-Engineering Cures for the Big Data Age," here!

Outside of research, I have taught a self-designed course on David Foster Wallace as part of MIT ESP and volunteered as a Playspace Activity Leader at Horizons for Homeless Children. I also read and write fiction and nonfiction, and most recently published a short humor piece in McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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Research

I am working on my dissertation in the Konstantina Stankovic laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School. Our lab focuses on generating and testing translational therapies for sensorineural hearing loss.

Writing

In 2018, my writing has been featured by the satirical humor publication McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

Earlier, my essay Let's Get Real: (Re)making Scientists into People received international honors via the Lasker Foundation. My literary fiction has appeared in Harvard Book Store's most recent microfiction anthology (Microchondria III) and the Harvard graduate student literary magazine. My science writing and editing has appeared at Science in the News.

Outreach

Along with planning and executing HGWISE activities, I spend time every week volunteering in the greater Boston community as a Playspace Activity Leader at Horizons for Homeless Children. Science is the best kind of play!