Professional Preparation 

Loyola University, Chicago 

Chicago, IL, USA

B.S., Biology, Aug 2010

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, USA

Ph.D., Pharmacology, Jun 2016

"Novel implications of lost serotonin transporter function on platelet biology" under the mentorship of Professor Heidi Hamm and Assistant Professor Ana M.D. Carneiro.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2018

“Discovery Science Education” under the mentorship of
Professor Billy G. Hudson and VUMC Vice President Dr. Julie Hudson

Maryland Institute College of Art 

Baltimore, MD, USA

MPS, UX Design (Visual Communications and Strategy)

Expected graduation: 12/2022


Assistant Professor

Apr 2019 - present

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University


Apr 2018 – Apr 2019

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Visiting Lecturer and Mentor

Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

The Wond'ry, Vanderbilt University

Scientific Program Manager

Aug 2016 – Mar 2018


Honors and Awards

Mellon Partners in Humanities Education Faculty Collaboration Funds 

$13,450 award for the project  "Neuroracism: How neuroscience can be coopted to perpetuate a false narrative about drug use and addiction," Nashville, TN, USA

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grant 

$75,000 award to expand Artist-in-Residence Program, Nashville, TN, USA

Provost Research Studio Award

$4,000 awarded from 2018-19, Nashville, TN, USA

Curb Center Catalyst Creativity Grant

$2,000 awarded 2017, Nashville, TN, USA

ASPET Travel Award

American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (14PRE19640007)

$1000 awarded 2016, San Diego, CA, USA

$53,688 three-years of graduate training support, Nashville, TN, USA

SFB35 Student Travel Award- Transporters in Health and Disease

$250 travel award, Vienna, Austria

Vanderbilt Graduate Student Travel Award

$1,000 total: $500 2013, $500 2014, Nashville, TN, USA

ATVB Young Investigator Travel Award

$1000 2013, Dallas, TX, USA

Mechanisms of Vascular Biology Training Grant

One-year of support in 2013, Nashville, TN, USA

Clinical Research Grants, VICTR

$2000 for clinical-based research, 2013, Nashville, TN, USA

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Oct 2018 - present

Communication of Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University

Previously Senior Lecturer