I am a graduate student in the UW Neuroscience Graduate Program. Broadly, I'm interested in the interactions of sleep and circadian rhythm with memory, learning, mood, and neurological and psychiatric diseases. Currently, I'm studying sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances in a genetic model of Dravet syndrome, a form of childhood epilepsy accompanied by severe developmental delays and cognitive deficits. By selectively targeting the mutation that causes Dravet syndrome to neuronal populations involved in regulating sleep, I aim to characterize the mechanisms underlying these disturbances in Dravet patients. I am also working on a project investigating the role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the circadian timing of sleep stages, and how this timing changes during jet lag. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a B.S. in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science. Outside the lab, I like playing music, writing and getting outdoors.