My research interests revolve around understating the relationships between microbes and the environment. I use a wide variety of microbiological and geochemical techniques to investigate microbial ecophysiology in a number of chemosynthetic environments such as deep sea hydrothermal vents, marine sediments, and the terrestrial subsurface. I received my B.S. in Biochemistry in 2015 from Rider University where I worked with Dr. Kelly Bidle to study the physiology of halophilic archaea. I then received my Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in 2021 while working with Dr. Peter Girguis on the ecophysiology of deep sea microbes. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Earth and Environmental Science Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Dr. Romy Chakraborty working on characterizing microbes isolated from contaminated terrestrial subsurface environments.