I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in French. As an undergrad, I developed a strong interest in glia while studying the role of microglia in the post-stroke niche in the lab of Dr. Tom Carmichael. After graduating, I spent two years at Baylor College of Medicine in the lab of Dr. Matthew Rasband studying scaffold proteins at the node of Ranvier and microglial interactions at the axon initial segment. After two years, I moved back to LA to gain more experience in translational neuroscience research. I joined the lab of Dr. Clive Svendsen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and worked on pre-clinical studies using human neural progenitor cells for the treatment of ALS. As a graduate student, I am interested in further understanding the diverse role glia play in development and disease. In particular, I am interested in studying the role of glial-glial interactions in neural development. When I’m not in the lab, you can find me searching for the perfect almond milk latte, watching British dramas on Netflix, or reading a good mystery novel.