I am a PhD candidate in Biology (Ecology and Evolution track) at Stanford University where I am advised by Erin Mordecai. During winter quarter of 2023, I was a visiting student at the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington studying vaccine misinformation with Jevin West. I am an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar and Knight-Hennessy Scholar. I earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computational Biology from the University of Georgia as a Goldwater Scholar and University of Georgia Foundation Fellow. I conducted undergraduate research and completed an honors thesis with John Drake.

I use quantitative methods to study the interplay between human behavior and infectious diseases: how human activity can impact epidemic dynamics and how people respond to outbreaks. I also work to improve personal and collective responses to infectious diseases by communicating my science and counteracting health misinformation. As the President of Scientists Speak Up, I organize seminars and workshops on communication and advocacy around scientific topics like vaccination and climate change.