What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research

Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow in Seattle WA, USA at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Toshi Tsukiyama’s lab. My work aims to uncover mechanisms of rapid and broad scale chromatin and transcription activation as cells exit from dormancy. 

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am most excited about increasing inclusion and a sense of belonging in science through open science communication. I think if we can improve the way we talk about science and give access to all, science will move forward in a new and fantastic direction. 

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I chose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program because the way science is communicated needs to be changed. And ASAPbio has done tremendous work in opening the doors for better scientific communication. Preprints break away gatekeeping barriers to scientific careers that for-profit journals have held for so long. I believe that rapid access to scientific discovery is the best way to improve our scientific endeavors as a global society.

Ask me about…

… art, animals, and video games.