In spring of 2007, I received a Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University. As an undergraduate, I was a research assistant for Dr. Mary A. Carskadon at the Bradley Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, and participated in the William C. Dement Summer Behavioral Apprenticeship. I was also a four year varsity letterman in track and field.
In summer of 2011, I received my doctorate in physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University under the advising of Dr. J. David Glass. My research investigated the roles of the circadian and reward systems in alcoholism. I was also President of the Kent State Biology Graduate Student Council.
Currently, I have begun postdoctoral research at the Neuroscience Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine working under Dr. Ketema Paul. I was also the past Trainee Member At-Large and (non-voting) member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society.