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a bit about me, a disease ecologist and environmental microbiologist who pivoted to higher education administration:

Careers are nonlinear, and my journey through academia has given me the opportunity to conduct research domestically and internationally, teach students of all ages, interact with policymakers, and volunteer with organizations working to advance equity and inclusion. In my current role at the Georgia Institute of Technology, I focus on building community through social and academic events, in addition to developing a facilitating career and professional development workshops.

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