Currently, I live in the lovely town of Athens, Georgia, where I am attending the University of Georgia for my Master's degree. I hail from Tinley Park, Illinois, which is located thirty minutes south of downtown Chicago. In 2011, I set out on my own and moved to a small town in central Illinois to pursue my Bachelor's degree in Biology at Millikin University. My time as an undergraduate student was an incredible experience, where I truly grew as a person and found my calling as a scientific researcher. 


Outside of science, I engage in a variety of outdoor activities. While at Millikin, I was a member of the cross country and track team. Although I still run on occasion now, I mainly focus on bodybuilding and working on my strength. Right after graduating from Millikin, I rescued a beautiful 8-week old puppy named Milli Mae (her namesake being Millikin U.). Additionally, I enjoy reading for pleasure and watching nerdy movies, like Star Wars! 

I am passionate about fitness, books, and animals! Most days you can find me at the gym lifting weights or out and about with my dog exploring the more scenic areas of Athens. Thanks for visiting my site! For inquires, reach me at

A Little About Me...