Welcome to my vanity page. I was raised in Austin, Texas, a city that I am very much in love with.

Outside of my work, I enjoy bicycling, climbing, photography, reading, cooking, basketball, music collecting, philosophy, psychology, traveling, and volunteering. I love talking to people who are passionate about "ideas."

In 2005 I received my BA in the Biological Sciences from Rice University, in Houston, Texas. I then moved north and completed my MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I completed my PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2012. In 2012 I moved to New York City for a post-doctoral research position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Living in New York was an incredible adventure, but as of 2016 I've returned to Austin.

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