Positions

Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
STEM Specialist at Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan
Center for Educational Outreach
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Education

PhD from Columbia University
Evolutionary Genetics, Conservation Genetics
MPhil from Columbia University
Evolutionary Genetics, Primatology
MA from Columbia University
Biological Anthropology
BS from Texas A&M University
Genetics

Professional Statement

In 2014, I joined the Center for Educational Outreach as a STEM specialist for the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School, with responsibility for curriculum development and implementation. At the same time, I continued to direct a primate genetics research program at Fordham University and collaborate with the American Museum of Natural History.

Prior to joining Baylor, I conducted genetic research on pathogens and humans at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and genetic research on plants at Fordham University. My professional career includes teaching hundreds of undergraduates, mentoring high school students, directing educational software and media design projects, helping lay the foundation for a cutting-edge women in science program, and serving as a consulting editor for multimedia science news outlets.