I’m currently a Scientist at Science for America (SfA) working to identify and support game-changing solutions to improve equity in STEM and public health.
Before SfA, I was the founding data scientist at Biobot Analytics, a startup transforming sewers into public health observatories. In my role, I provided high-level technical feedback on a variety of data science and software engineering projects, served as a key subject matter expert on wastewater-based epidemiology within the company and on external calls, and was the technical point-person for our federal contracts with HHS and CDC. As a founding employee, I also helped the company grow from 5 to 150+ people, and am especially proud of building Biobot’s data science team from the ground up with an emphasis on fostering a collaborative and transparent culture.
Before joining Biobot, I received my PhD from the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. I worked in Eric Alm’s lab, studying the relationship between the human microbiome and health and disease. Before that, I lived for a year in Cambodia working for Engineering World Health as a Luce Scholar. Before that, I studied biomedical engineering at Columbia University.