I am a BME PhD candidate studying under Dr. Ashley Brown and Dr. Michael Daniele. My research aim is to use microphysiological models and synthetic platelets in order to better understand how platelets and clot retraction dictate fibroblasts’ role in wound healing. In 2019, I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. At VCU I assisted in research aimed at developing cell substrates with independently tunable storage and loss moduli, which help describe viscoelasticity. Outside of lab I treat Appalachia as a second home and keep up with the Steelers, stand-up comedy, and running.