I am a PhD student in the computational biomedicine program at Oregon Health and Science University. My research interests include the functional role of the gut microbiome in human health, systems biology and integrative multi-omics, and the molecular mechanisms and host-microbe interactions that are associated with chronic inflammation. My current work in the Kuchina lab is on developing a computational pipeline for processing and analyzing multi-species microSPLiT data. Outside of work, I enjoy going on hikes and walks with my dog and partner, learning taekwondo, visiting wineries, and spending time with family and friends. Also, I am huge fan of chocolate and espresso.