I am a bioinformatician at the Bedford lab. I co-majored in Computer Science and Biochemistry from Cornell College graduating in 2011 and went on to get a PhD in Bioinformatics from Iowa State University in 2017. My PhD research software led to co-founding a small software startup. After which, I joined Amy Vincent’s Lab as a USDA ORISE postdoc and automated the quarterly Influenza A Virus in Swine (IAV-S) survellence reports from 2017-2020. From 2020-21, I was an ORISE-SCINet postdoc, co-designing virtual events to train USDA researches on how to use the HPC and wrap their pipelines in nextflow.
I am excited to be part of this team and automation is very important to me. I enjoy broad collaborations, interesting problems, and reducing inefficiency.