Graduate Student Profile
Although proud to call myself a Missoulian, I am originally from London, Ohio- Go Bucks! My pursuit for higher education began at Heidelberg University, where I majored in biology and chemistry. For three years after college, I worked in various positions at Battelle Biomedical Research Center, first on the main campus in Columbus, Oh and later at the West Jefferson, Oh location. I worked as a pharmacotoxicology technician, in vivo counter terrorism technician, and microbiology technician throughout my time with the company. Not wanting my title to forever remain tethered to the term "technician" I began the search for suitable PhD programs which eventually brought me to Montana. The University of Montana was a perfect fit for me because it commingled my career goals with my love for the outdoors and hunting. I am currently working with Dr. Curtis Noonan, professor of epidemiology, studying the effects of specific types air pollution on the health of children, particularly those with asthma. I am also interested in the effects of maternal exposures such as diet on the developing fetus.