a bit about me, a disease ecologist and science communicator:

I am currently a FIRST Postdoctoral Scholar at Emory University. My research focuses on host-parasite interactions within the context of global climate change. Specifically, my dissertation examined the effect of temperature on Schistosoma mansoni, the causative agent of human schistosomiasis, and its intermediate snail host, Biomphalaria glabrata. I will continue working with this system at Emory in addition to projects related to environmental water quality. Additionally, I enjoy doing science outreach and mentoring undergraduates. I am currently working towards increasing my involvement in science policy.

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