About Me

"Never lose your sense of wonder."

Hi there! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Prior to joining CSU, I received my Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Kentucky College of Medicine. My doctoral research focused on how aging and sex can alter neuronal networks in the somatosensory cortex of awake, ambulating animals. 

I have previously taught neuroscience, pharmacology, and anatomy & physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At CSU, I teach neurobiology, pharmacology, and physiology across the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and undergraduate programs in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience. My scholarly interests include ungrading, online learning, and enhancing biomedical education using laboratory- and computer-based applications.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing classical piano, tending to my plants, and spending time with my partner.


PhD, Pharmacology (Aging Neuroscience)

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2023

Graduate Certificate, Neuroscience Instruction

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2022

BSc (Hons), Neuroscience

Morehead State University, 2020

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