• Nice to meet you!

    I'm a PhD candidate in the Beliveau and Noble labs at UW Genome Sciences. 🧬


    My research lies at the intersection of repetitive DNA biology, microscopy, and genomics tech dev. 🔬
    I also curate equitable and justice-centered learning spaces in genomics for marginalized and minoritized researchers. ❤️
    When I'm not in lab I love drawing, communicating science, and writing stories. 🎨
    My pronouns are they/them/theirs 🏳️‍⚧️

    In my research I aim to develop tools and microscopy techniques that will allow researchers to understand the contributions of highly repetitive DNA in the context of global 3D genome organization, human and model organism evolution, and human disease.
    As I navigate my experiences in science as a trans, first-gen, Latinx person from rural Mexican and Colombian pueblos in the diaspora, I'm passionate about making STEM more accessible for marginalized trainees.
    In 2019, I co-founded the Genome Sciences Association for the Inclusion of Marginalized Students (GSAIMS) to provide peer support and mentorship to aid individuals as they transition and navigate through their careers in genomics PhD programs.
    Separately, I also develop science communication workshops, curricula, and art centered on research and diverse story-telling within and beyond STEM.
  • Education 

    University of Washington Seattle

    Ph.D. Genome Sciences

    Data Science Track

    • HHMI Gilliam Fellow '21
    • Co-founder GSAIMS '19
    • NSF GRFP Fellow '18

    DePauw University

    B.S. Biochemistry, Minors: Computer Science and Spanish

    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Ferid Murad Award Winner
    • Goldwater Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa