As an assistant professor in the biology department at Gettysburg College, I teach cell biology and introductory biology. My lab has two main interests, antibacterial resistance and biofilm development. You can learn more about the students in my lab and their individual projects here.

As a Derrick K Gondwe fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Biology Department at Gettysburg College, I taught Introductory Biology and Microbiology. I trained students to use molecular and microbiological techniques to identify and characterize biofilms in the built environment.

I earned my PhD in Genetics & Genomics and Cellular & Molecular Biology at Duke University in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Kreuzer. Prior to graduate school, I completed my BS in Biology at Hampton University in Hampton, VA.


Former Deputy Director & Co-Founder, Ripen the Meristem, Inc. (non-profit organization aiming to increase the interest and pursuit of STEM careers by traditionally underrepresented students)

Duke University 2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Duke University Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Graduate Student Mentor

Duke University SROP Research Mentor

Duke University Institute for Genome Science & Policy Program Mentor

Laboratory Mentor - Kenneth Kreuzer Lab, Biochemistry, Duke University Mentored high school students (Carl Yin & Sagar Shukla) from the North Carolina School of Science & Math through experimental design, execution, and presentation of results.

Science Coach, Building Overtures & Opportunities in Science & Technology