I am a PhD candidate in an Emerging Infectious Diseases interdisciplinary program, and a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy. I am interested in applying the leadership and mentoring skills learned as a Naval Officer with the technical expertise gained through my microbiology and infectious diseases degree to serve as a tutor, thereby helping others while gaining teaching experience. Upon graduation, I plan to apply for a position as an undergraduate professor.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in microbiology at Miami University. I attended college on a Naval Reserve Officer's Training Corps Scholarship, and upon graduation, served four years as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy. Upon completion of military service, I worked for a year as a government contractor with BAE Systems, Inc. For the last four years, I have attended graduate school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the Emerging Infectious Diseases PhD program.
My work focuses on the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and how genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance affect bacterial fitness.
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