I am a computational scientist and an educator.
As a computational scientist I specialize in applying and developing new software to analyze large datasets. I’ve developed original software, using open-source tools like git, in order to:
1) Perform molecular simulations of protein binding and polymer folding
2) Leverage machine learning models to identify bacterial biomarkers of disease activity
3) Model quenching in materials for solar energy conversion
As an educator, I have experience teaching Chemistry at the secondary and post-secondary levels. I am passionate about improving educational opportunities for populations that are underrepresented in higher education, and improving educational outcomes though technology that facilitates personalized learning experiences.
In my free time I serve as a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Patient Education Advisory Board.