Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine,
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street,
Bioscience Building 320
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
University of San Diego, 2008-2013, B. A. – Biology
University of Hawai’i at Manoa. 2015 – Present, M.S. candidate – Tropical Medicine
My curiosity for infectious disease was sparked as a biology student at the University of San Diego while taking an immunology course in my senior year. After graduation, my interest was further confirmed at Hawaii Pathologists’ Laboratory, where I volunteered as a research student and became exposed to the fascinating field of clinical pathology. My time as a graduate student in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology has enabled me to expand my knowledge in basic science and gain invaluable laboratory experience. Currently, I am working with Dr. Saguna Verma Ph.D on the pathogenesis of flaviviruses, specifically West Nile and Zika viruses.
Interests and Hobbies
On my first medical mission to Ghana in 2013, I cared for patients suffering from preventable disease firsthand. I have since been motivated to improve health disparities in underserved communities and currently volunteer with the Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project to provide medical support to homeless here in Honolulu. Other hobbies include surfing, running, and music.