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I am so lucky to have a job I love! I have always enjoyed applying quantitative methods to solve biological problems, and working with a collaborative team to solve these problems is really fun. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Keith and our dogs Olive and Moose. I discovered running in college and really enjoy trail running (and the occasional speed workout), as well as hiking, skiing when the opportunity arises, cycling around town, and searching for Missouri's best croissant.

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2017 - 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington University School of Medicine

Mentor: Arpana Agrawal

Research foci: Genetics of substance use disorders; genetic overlap and sources of comorbidity amongst substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions

2013 - 2017

PhD, Psychology - Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics

University of Colorado Boulder

Advisor: Matthew C Keller

Dissertation: "The genetic etiology of schizophrenia and other complex traits: novel insights from existing genome-wide datasets"

2009 - 2013

BSPH, Biostatistics

BA, Biology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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