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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

— Maya Angelou

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, and the Co-founder and Vice President of the Black Microbiologists Association (Black In Microbiology). I work in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Huang in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. My research is currently focused on understanding how the respiratory microbiome is involved in the presentation and pathogenesis of asthma. My primary area of interest is translational microbiome research to understand inflammatory diseases. I am also interested in the application of biopsychosocial models of disease, and an advocate for equity in the academy.