“I hope to someday be conducting research myself.”
Hometown: Colona, Ill.
Program: Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Ed Sander, associate professor of biomedical engineering
What brought you to the Iowa Technology Institute?
Since my first year of high school, I've known I love conducting experiments and really understanding how different biological processes work. I found my niche in Dr. Sander's lab.
What do you do at the University?
I have been an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Sander's lab since January of 2020. Additionally, I am the volunteering chair for the University's chapter of Society of Women Engineers, and I am a member of Iowa's 3D printing club. I also am a proud member of the Hawkeye Marching Band.
What do you work on and what do you enjoy most about your work?
As of right now, I am studying keratinocyte migration as it relates to wound healing. My favorite part of my work is that I have an opportunity to work closely (although right now, I don't mean that literally) with other lab members and to better understand the wound healing process.