About

I am currently a fourth-year PhD student in The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy & Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington (UW). Prior to joining the program, I completed my Master’s Degree in Epidemiology at UW where I worked as an analyst at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC; Biostatistics). Even before that I worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a project manager/consultant in Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Evidera.  For more info about my work experiences see my research page.

As a grad student, I am a Research Assistant working on several projects with my mentor, Ryan Hansen. I am actively working on a dissertation around substance use policy.

A New England transplant, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. In my free time, I enjoy sailing and hiking with my partner, Chris, playing with my dog Sagan, and reading. My favorite science educator is, not surprisingly, Carl Sagan.

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Me sailing into San Francisco aboard Maiden, a historic racing yacht that won several legs of the Whitbred Round the World Race in 1990, with an all female crew

Sagan resting

Chris at Wai’anapanapa Beach in Maui