PhD Candidate, NASA Earth & Space Science Fellow (NESSF)
B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Geology, East Carolina University, 2012
My research focuses on probing the deep subsurface biosphere which harbors microbial life under extreme conditions. Characterization of terrestrial subsurface communities and their biosignatures provides astrobiological insight into similar environments on other planets.
2018 NASA Earth & Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
2014 UIC Departmental Citizenship Award
2014 UIC Provost Award
2013 Knourek Scholarship
2011 NAGT Fellowship