I am a MA/PhD student. I seek to investigate the interactivity of people, places, and environment (built and natural) as they relate to public health challenges in our society. Of particular interest to me is the relationship between the quality of one’s gastrointestinal bacteria and inflammatory diseases, chronic immune conditions, cancer development, and neuroendocrine disorders.
I earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Portland. Previously, I have worked in oncology and public health. Most recently, I was working with the Public Health Institute on their Tracing Health Program, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; we provided counties and local health departments with contact tracing, scientific support, and community resources to encourage successful implementation of quarantine.