Class Of 2023
I’m a biophysics major and mathematics minor from Sharon, Massachusetts. Since sophomore year, I’ve worked in Dr. Camley’s group modeling epithelial cell cluster morphological responses to chemical gradients. I’ve truly enjoyed building relationships with Dr. Camley and my graduate student mentor, Pedrom! Outside of Hopkins, I’ve also studied aberrant placental invasion under Dr. McElrath at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Because of Drs. Camley and McElrath’s mentorship, I was fortunate enough to be recognized as a Goldwater Scholar in 2022.
While nothing can surpass my love for Boston sports, sailing and Dunkin’s coffee, I absolutely loved all of my Biophysics classes, especially Spectroscopy, Biophysical Chemistry and Biochemistry I/II. One of the true strengths of Biophysics is the emphasis on not just knowing what biochemistry happens but understanding and manipulating the physical principles that drive those processes. From struggling through BP Chem coding sets to analyzing SNase in MBL to TAing Biochemistry, I’ve had the privilege of making some really awesome friends and mentors within the major, and this is one of the reasons majoring in Biophysics was one of the best decisions I made at Hopkins.
For the next 7-8 years, I’ll be pursuing my life-long dream of becoming a physician-scientist at the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in NYC! While I don’t know what specialty I’d like to practice, I do want to do something pediatric related (after all, kids are amazing!). For my PhD, I’m hoping to study macromolecular structural dynamics, in order to improve and develop therapeutic options for patients. I am wicked excited to take on what Jay-Z so eloquently describes as, the “Concrete Jungle” for this next chapter and hope to train for the NYC Marathon at some point before I graduate! I’m so thankful for all my Biophysics classmates and professors and am so excited to see the amazing things everyone will accomplish in the future!