Faculty Mentor: John Essigmann
Direct Supervisor: Vipender Singh
Home University: Mount Holyoke College
Academic Department: Chemistry
I am from South Windsor, Connecticut and am currently pursuing a dual degree Chemistry and English at Mount Holyoke College with a minor in Biological Sciences. My main professional aspiration is to contribute to medicinal research on the pharmaceutical end of the spectrum. My interests lie in drug metabolism and transport as well as pharmacodynamics and mechanisms of drug toxicity. I would like to apply my knowledge and skills to one day research drug development focused on utilizing available materials in resource-poor areas; it is my hope to make medications both safer to use and easier to manufacture. I enjoy travel, reading, and playing the piano.