I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I started my undergraduate career at Stetson University in Florida, but I eventually transferred to and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). I discovered the ASPH after a recruiter visited Georgia Southern and told me about the MSPH-Epidemiology program. I chose USC for both my MSPH and PhD because it is relatively close to home and the vast array of faculty research interests and opportunities. Hobbies of mine include jogging, dogs, discovering new music and true-crime podcasts, going on walks, and spending time with friends.
I am interested in identifying molecular exposures that influence cancer risk and survivorship outcomes.
My master’s thesis involved examining the associations between circulating calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone and aggressive prostate cancer in the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. For my consulting practicum, I am using data from the NIEHS Sister Study to assess the relationships between dietary patterns, oxidative stress markers, and risk of type 2 diabetes. I am finishing up coursework and have not identified a dissertation topic yet.