I grew up in Mississippi and began my love of science at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. This propelled me to a Biochemistry degree from Brigham Young University where I studied biomarkers of preeclampsia from serum and placental tissue. Currently I am a fourth year student in Dr. Pascale Charest’s lab and study cell migration signaling pathways of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. I am trying to understand the conserved role mTORC2 may play in regulating cell migration. Outside of biochemistry, I spend time with my wife and two daughters, play disc golf, and go to yard sales.