I am a PhD student who joined the Deheyn Lab in my second year of my PhD. I received my MA in physical chemistry from Rice in 2018. I am interested in the structure and function of optically active nano-structures which evolve in marine organisms. Organisms which evolve these structures often have a shiny or iridescent appearance due to their presence in the skin of the animal, such as nudibranchs, some crustaceans, jellyfish, and octopus!
In my free time, I enjoy video and board games, climbing, backpacking, and my two furry feline children.