About Me | Background​

I am a Minnesota native and the proud child of Vietnamese immigrants. I completed my BS in Ecology and Evolution at Saint Louis University in Missouri and my PhD at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. I was co-advised by Dr. Jason Rohr and Dr. Jody Harwood.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Dave Civitello and Dr. Karen Levy at Emory University to develop molecular environmental sampling techniques for detecting schistosomiasis in the field.

I enjoy cooking and eating all food, frequenting breweries, reading fantasy and non-fiction, and weight lifting in my spare time. I also enjoy traveling and adventuring around the world when I can!


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