I am currently a PhD student in biology at East Carolina University. I am fascinated by spiders and their venoms, and I am currently researching how venom has evolved in spiders in the Michael Brewer Lab.
I am originally from a small town in rural northwest Georgia called Cedartown. I spent the entire first 18 years of my life in that town, and graduated in a class of about 200 students. Growing up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains allowed me to develop a deep passion for the natural world, which led to my pursuance of a biology degree at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama.
I am also passionate about percussion music and software development. I typically find myself tapping snare drum rudiments along to songs playing in the background. After over a decade of marching in a drumline it is hard not find those hidden patterns. My github page is fairly active with projects I hope to make decent progress on in the upcoming year. I am starting to gain interest in machine learning, as well as generative art, so hopefully some fun side projects will be coming soon!
BSc in Biology, 2016
Research from an NSF REU internship at KU, summer 2015.
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