- BS from University of Kansas
- 05/2018 - Lawernce, KS
- Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
- MS from Baylor College of Medicine
- 05/2021 - Houston, Texas United States
- Genetic Counseling
Professional StatementOriginally from Chicago, IL, I attended The University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) for my undergraduate education. While there, I conducted undergraduate research in Anthropological Genetics and volunteered as a Research Ambassador and Sexual Assault Advocate. During my gap year, I worked as a cancer biology research assistant. I also began volunteering as the genetics intern for the Dup15q Alliance, and continue to work closely with them. I was drawn to genetic counseling because I wanted to provide patients with more than just a diagnosis. I am passionate about educating individuals to become advocates for their own genetic health. I chose Baylor College of Medicine because there is truly no better place for opportunity. BCM has an unparalleled reputation in Genetics and the Texas Medical Center provides a diversity of patients and a standard of healthcare that is unmatched. When I'm not learning about genetics you can find me cheering on my Jayhawks or exploring Houston. Thinking about applying to Baylor College of Medicine? Feel free to email me!
- Thesis Project
- My thesis project revolves around the work I have done with the Dup15q Alliance advocacy group for Dup15q Syndrome. The neurodevelopment disorder is a rare diagnosis with a complicated inheritance pattern. I will be assessing parental knowledge of inheritance of the disorder and parental guilt and blame. I am excited to see my results and compare our findings between mothers and fathers, and the specialty of the provider who provided diagnosis counseling! I hope the findings from my project can help providers to develop more targeted and informational counseling to this rare disease community.
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