I have been working in the Cliffel lab as a postdoctoral scholar since September 2016. My research is focused on the basic chemistry and physics of biological systems and I’m particularly interested in natural products and materials. In the Cliffel lab, I have focused on electrochemical detection methods for toxicological testing of drugs and environmental toxins. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program in 2015 where I taught biophysical chemistry and investigated biological adaptations to underwater adhesion in Prof. Waite’s lab. As an undergraduate at UC Irvine, I taught organic chemistry and researched the innate immune system in Prof Tenner’s lab. Ultimately, I’m in service to my passion for science, and science is a demanding mistress.