I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for several years, I decided to return to graduate school to pursue my interest in biomedical engineering and its ability to apply engineering principles to developing therapeutics for disease and injury. I am excited to join the Christ Lab because of the work being conducted in tissue engineering and its potential in repairing muscle injury. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy playing music, traveling, and tennis.