What influenced your decision to pursue biomedical research?
I worked as a lab tech at two different companies after graduating from Northeastern. I realized I wanted to do more than just produce data; I wanted to be able to understand it and put it to use in order to help treat disease.
How is the environment at Sackler helping you achieve your professional goals?
One of the most helpful environmental factors I’ve encountered at Sackler has actually been the experience of other students. This school has managed to collect a variety of remarkable individuals who are able and happy to support, advise, and inspire others.
What type of positions are you considering after graduation?
I hope to go back to the industry to help run clinical trials at a pharmaceutical company.
Why did you choose Sackler over other graduate schools?
Sackler’s proximity to the medical center meant that there was a great opportunity for collaboration with researchers who were actually treating patients, and its location in Boston meant tons of opportunities for professional development.
What's your favorite way to relax after classes?
Just kicking back at home with my fiancé and my dog is the best way to relax. We’ll cook up a great meal and then I can bake some cupcakes for dessert!
What's your favorite thing about being in Boston and why?
Boston feels more like home to me than Southern California ever did! I feel like the city took me in so easily, and there is so much to do and see here. And believe it or not, I thoroughly enjoy the snow!
What is your favorite Boston restaurant?
It’s a short way out of the city but The Aegean in Watertown has some excellent Greek food. It’s always a treat to go there.