I earned my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portland. In my final year I was an REU fellow at Wake Forest University. There I completed a short project where I used pre- and post- flight magnetic resonance images to quantify how long-duration spaceflight changes muscle size and quality.
I am currently earning my PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Biomechanics and Biotransport. I am in the Cardio Biomechanics Lab with Dr. David Nordsletten and I am using computational fluid mechanics to study the impact of cardiovascular diseases on cardiac hemodynamics. I am studying the potential risks of mitral regurgitation in the broader context of the cardiovascular system but more specifically to the right ventricle. I am also researching how a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which is used to treat aortic stenosis, changes patient hemodynamics.