I received my Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 2019 where I studied blood-brain barrier development and breakdown in Dr. Julie Siegenthaler’s lab. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Shih Lab, I am investigating the behaviors of perivascular cells in cerebrovascular pathologies. Particularly, I am interested in microbleeds which are hallmarks of neurological diseases such as cerebral amyloid angiopathy. To study this, I am is employing live imaging approaches in mice to understand the roles of perivascular cells following focal vascular injuries. I am also working to differentiate mural cells from perivascular fibroblasts along the brain vasculature to hopefully provide clearer roles for these perivascular cell types in health and disease. When I am not in the lab, I am usually outside exploring all the beautiful nature Washington has to offer.