Coming to Rensselaer I brought with me a passion for science, specifically related to the field of medicinal chemistry. The School of Science Accelerated BS/PhD Program has allowed me to dive into research and explore my interests in the field of chemistry. The accelerated program has allowed me to work under a variety of researchers, exploring an array of topics. It has always been a goal of mine to work on research, which has a direct application to help people and my research has allowed me to do so.
I am co-advised by both Professor Pankaj Karande and Professor Robert Linhardt. My current research examines the biochemical interactions of the blood brain barrier. Understanding of such interactions has application in the field of drug delivery to the brain, specifically for treatment of diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and brain cancers.
I have developed myself outside of my research at Rensselaer also. I am currently President of Phalanx, Rensselear's Senior Leadership Society; a member of Greek Life as a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; served as Vice President of Recruitment for the Interfraternity Council; worked on the campus newspaper in a senior managing role; and was a member of Red & White Alumni organization. I also enjoy photography and running in my free time.