I graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Biochemistry. My parents are originally from Poland and I was born in Chicago but grew up in Phoenix, AZ. I came back home to Arizona to pursue a PhD in chemistry in the Marty lab. Now, I’m a 3rd year graduate student and my research focuses on better understanding the mechanism of toxicity of antimicrobial peptides to use as therapeutics to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. Outside of lab I love to hike, box, and listen to audiobooks or podcasts.