I’m a senior this year, double majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. I’ve been working in the Charest Lab for almost 2 years, studying the role of the Ras-mTOR pathway, specifically the protein mTORC2. Our research focuses on chemotaxis, and how these gradients are involved in the metastasis of breast cancer cells.
Aside from school and lab, I’m very involved in the Tucson community. I started my own political organization with some of my friends called Stand Up, Fight Back Tucson, organizing protests and rallies to fight for civil rights. Our org. works with other local mutual aide and civil rights organizations as well! I also love music, and I’m a jazz singer, singing around Tucson with different jazz bands.