Why did you choose Mizzou?
I started working in a lab as an undergraduate because I enjoyed physiology. I was given opportunities to learn new skills and kept progressing until I was eventually offered a position as a graduate student.
What is your thesis/dissertation about?
My thesis examines how blood pressure responses differ between men and women when exposed to environmental stressors like low oxygen and how exogenous hormones such as oral contraceptives may modulate these responses.
Why did you choose the field you chose?
I just kind of fell into it through my advisor. I lucked out, because it’s pretty darn cool.
Have your career goals changed?
Nope, hopefully just some additional letters at the end of my name.
Where do you plan to go upon graduation?
To hug my parents after the ceremony.
What did you like about Mizzou?
Beautiful campus, lots of nature. Pretty great mentor. The opportunity to interact with renowned seminar speakers is also a perk.