Who am I?

Summit of Mt. Tecumseh

Figure 1: Summit of Mt. Tecumseh

I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern University’s Roux Institute in my hometown of Portland, ME, working with the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Center and with colleagues at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Previously I trained in the Program in Population Health Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I also have a Master of Science degree from the Department of Biostatistics. My research interests are in epidemiologic and biostatistical methods as well as reproductive and child health. I first developed these interests at U.C. Berkeley, where I earned my M.S. in epidemiology, and while teaching third grade at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD, where I lived for three years. Prior to that I studied comparative literature (focusing on literary translation from French and Portuguese) and community health at Brown University.

Red velvet cake

Figure 2: Red velvet cake

My passion for teaching has continued beyond my experience in elementary education. I enjoy introducing students to epidemiology and biostatistics as well as delving into more advanced topics in causal inference. I love to create teaching materials, some of which can be found on this site.

I also love hiking and camping, baking, reading novels, and programming in R. I’m working my way through the New Hampshire 4000 footers and through Zoë Bakes Cakes.