Hello! I am a PhD student in the Toborek Lab studying the effects of methamphetamine and opiates on inflammation of varying cell types in the brain. I graduated from U Miami in 2018 studying in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and didn’t want to leave Miami without delving further into my interests of stem cells and cellular responses. I am currently working on understanding how the brain responds to drugs, and how this response may change alongside of HIV infection. During my time away from the lab I enjoy reading, as well as bowling, and caring for my fish.