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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EDUCATION & TRAINING
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
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill