What sparked your interest in science?
I took an undergraduate marine biology class that studied mangrove ecology, and for the lab portion we did fieldwork in Bermuda. It was the first time that I ever collected and analyzed data that no one had ever collected or analyzed before-- the feeling of discovery was intoxicating.
What attracted you to UC Berkeley?
What are you currently working on in the lab?
I am studying the replication of heterochromatin, using yeast mating type regulation as a model.
Describe your ultimate dream/goal for your future.
I want to be a professor, or teach and do research in whatever capacity I can.
When I'm not in the lab, I can be found...
Sailing, hiking, playing basketball, cooking or eating. Mostly eating.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a piece of advice during your first year in graduate school, what would you say?
Think more; do less.