Undergraduate, School of Earth and Space Exploration
Research Interests: Astrobiology, biochemical networking, extremophiles, microbiology, habitability, ethics of space exploration, sustainability
Education: B.S. in Astrobiology & Biogeosciences with minors in Biological Sciences and Sustainability (exp. May 2020) from Arizona State University.
Current Research: With the guidance of Dr. Walker and Dr. Jordan Okie, I am analyzing the correlations between cell size to the size of the cell's biochemical network. We hypothesize the correlation will help better understand the organization of a species with varying sizes, and possibly other classifications for example taxonomy, environment, respiration, etc. Another area I have interest in is the lifestyle/behavior of extremophiles. I believe these species that endure and/or thrive in harsh environments are the polar ends of life as we know it and will lend us an analoge for finding extraterrestrial life.
Personal: Born and raised in Arizona, I have always appreciated the outdoors. I spend my free time getting outside with my friends and ASU's GeoClub. My favorite place I have been to experiencing the titanous, serene redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument in California. If I'm not traveling but trying to beat the Arizona heat by staying inside; I am cooking for people, playing games with friends especially Settlers of Catan and Mario Kart, and watching TV, like The Good Place, Game of Thrones, and the iconic/cheesy Murder She Wrote.