BIO

Education

  • Doctorate in Philosophy in Microbiology, Immunology, & Pathology, 2015 – present, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2015, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Master of Public Health, 2012, Colorado School of Public Health, Fort Collins, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2010, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Professional Experience

  • Project Manager, Global Mapping & Strategic Outreach, Office of the Vice President for Research, Colorado State University (Aug 2019 – Present)
  • Resident, Infectious Disease Microbiology, Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (Jul 2015 – Jun 2017)
  • Animal Care Student Trainee, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, United States Department of Agriculture Animal Care (Jun 2013 – Aug 2013)
  • Student Intern, University of São Paulo, Laboratory of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Jun 2012 – Aug 2012)
  • Biological Science Technician, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Jun 2009 – Aug 2009)

Grants & Fellowships

  • Robert E. Shope International Fellowship, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2019 – 2020)
  • National Institute of Health T32 Fellowship, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University 5T32OD010437-18 (2019 – present)
  • National Institute of Health T32 TL1 Fellowship, Team Oriented Training across the Translational Sciences Spectrum (TOTTS), Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), NIH/NCATS Colorado CTSA Grant Number TL1 TR002533 (2018 – 2019)
  • Sustainability Leadership Fellowship, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University (2014-2015)
  • Eula C. Voirol Scholarship, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2013)
  • Rotary International Health Scholarship, Colorado School of Public Health (2012)
  • Unique Educational Opportunity Funding, Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2012)
  • DVM Classes of 2003 and 2004 Scholarship, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2012)
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners Scholarship, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2014)

Awards

  • 1st Place, Student Poster, American Society of Microbiology – Rocky Mountain Branch (Fall 2019)
  • 2nd Place, Student Oral Presentation, Rocky Mountain Virology Club (2019)
  • 66th Annual Meeting Travel Award, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (Nov 2017)
  • Gamma Beta Phi, Colorado State University Chapter (2016)
  • Clinical Research Award, Professional Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015, Center for Companion Animal Studies, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2015)
  • Best Oral Presentation in Biosafety and Biosecurity, Student Competition Award, 2014 Conference for Research Workers on Animal Disease (2014)
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (2013)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
  • American Society for Virology
  • Wildlife Disease Association
  • American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association of Public Health Veterinarians

Science Communication & Policy

  • Advisor to Organizing Committee, ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West (2018-2019)
  • Chair, ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West (2017-2018)
  • Vice-Chair, ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West (2016-2017)
  • Attendee, ComSciCon National, 2016
  • Legislative Fly-In to Capitol Hill, American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013

Leadership Positions

  • Graduate Student Representative, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019 – present)
  • Professional Development Coordinator, Graduate Student Organization, Colorado State University Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Pathology (2016 – 2018)
  • Colorado State University One Health Steering Committee (2014-2015)
  • President, Colorado State University One Health Club (2012-2014)