I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. I entered the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UGA in 2010 after working briefly at a privately held environmental toxicology lab. My research in the Dalton lab examines miRNAs in the early cell fate decisions of stem cells, with additional interest in novel non-coding RNAs in the application of human embryonic stem cells.