GP4033, Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, Gateway Park
Affiliated Department or Office
BS Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015
PhD Biomedical Engineering, Brown University, 2020
Postdoc in Biologics Drug Product Development & Manufacturing, Sanofi, 2020-2021

My research focus areas include biomaterials, drug and gene delivery, and diagnostics. In my research lab, we apply concepts including lipid and polymeric material assembly, molecular interaction studies, and engineering cellular microenvironments. We use these skills to address critical unmet needs, particularly in the area of women’s health. The goals of my research include improving the understanding of pharmaceutical and environmental toxicant interacts at the maternal-fetal interface, developing techniques that lead to early and non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, and formulating therapeutics for a range of conditions impacting women’s health. 

In the classroom, I strive to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment that celebrates a diversity of backgrounds and identities. My goal as an educator is for all students to be able to succeed and continue in their career with a strong reference skill set and the ability to think critically and creatively. I mentor students within the project-based learning environment at WPI as well as in my research lab, and it is so rewarding to see the impact WPI students are making in their communities.  

Professional Highlights & Honors
AIChE 35 Under 35, 2023
American Institute for Chemical Engineers
Brown University's Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
National Science Foundation