I am currently a professional bioinformatician at RTL Genomics in Lubbock Texas.
I have completed a one year post-doc in Caleb Phillips' lab at Texas Tech University. I also earned a Bachelor’s from Texas Tech University, my Master's at Texas State University, and PhD at Mississippi State University.
I have general interests in evolutionary biology and genomics. As part of my PhD and postdoc work, I explored the interactions between small RNAs and transposable elements, evolutionary history of multiple gene families, and role of adaptation on salivary gland evolution.