I have a PhD in molecular biology and my research interests include nuclear receptors, the protein superfamily that includes steroid hormone receptors. I currently study how estrogen receptors interact with other proteins.

As a scientist and an ethical vegan, I feel I’m uniquely positioned to discuss health-related topics. For vegan activism and outreach, I help moderate an evidence-based vegan nutrition and fitness group on Facebook, lead the Plantbuilt weightlifting team, and serve on the board of directors for a local vegan organization.

My hobbies include weightlifting, baking, and talking to cats. My favorite inspirational quote is: “Use your strength to help others.”