Honors & Awards


  • Revelle College Commencement Speaker, UC San Diego (June 2020)
  • UC San Diego Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award, UC San Diego (June 2020)
  • Oceanids Outstanding Service Award, UC San Diego (June 2019)
  • Town and Gown Scholar, UC San Diego (May 2019)
  • Eureka! Undergraduate Research Scholar, UC San Diego (June 2019)
  • Triton Experiential Learning Scholar, UC San Diego (2018, 2018, 2019)
  • Provost Academic Honors, Revelle College, UC San Diego (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • SMUD Powering Futures Scholarship, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (May 2018)
  • Ernest C. Mort Leadership Excellence Award, UC San Diego (June 2017)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Early Career Committee, NASA Network for Life Detection (NfoLD) (2020 - Present)
  • Writer & Editor, Water Women Magazine (2020 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, UC San Diego, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Marine Science (2020)

Personal Interests


Scuba diving, Dance, Running

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Microbial Biogeochemistry, Microbial Life in Extreme Environments, Astrobiology

Lab Affiliations


Work Experience


  • Laboratory Technician, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (June 2020 - August 2020)

    Location

    La Jolla, California

  • STEAM Instructor, Sally Ride Science (March 2019 - June 2020)

    Location

    La Jolla, California