I am a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Don van Meyel at McGill University, Canada. My work focuses on how the brain develops using Drosophila as a model organism. I am interested in the following two questions: i) how different glial subtypes develop and mature in the brain and ii) how these glial subtypes control sleep behavior.
I am passionate about writing and mentoring. Outside of the lab, I teach, volunteer and mentor young adults and write science stories to lay audiences on my blog. I am an avid reader of history, politics, and philosophy and I enjoy dancing.