Following my passion for STEM pipeline development
I completed my PhD in the summer of 2012; my thesis was supervised by Joann Sweasy in Departments of Genetics and Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University, where I studied genetic variation in DNA repair genes and the consequences of aberrant DNA repair on cancer risk and drug response. After a 2 year stint as Postdoctoral Associate in the lab of Wen Shen in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, I realized that I found mentoring scientists and considering the overall structure of the scientific pipeline really exciting. I then took a role as the STEM Career Advisor for undergraduates in St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at St. John's University.
In Summer 2017, I moved to New York University, where I was initially the Associate Director, Prehealth and am now Assistant Dean, Preprofessional Advising.