I am a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. As part of the Disease Dynamics group, I develop statistical models to study the early-outbreak behaviour of influenza. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. My research interests span broad areas of mathematical biology, with previous projects on diabetes regulation, meningitis transmission, biofilm fracturing, and slime mold growth. I balance my studies by playing the violin, taking photographs, and reading short stories.