I was born in Flagstaff, Az, and raised overseas in Portugal, Germany, and Guam. I graduated from Simon A Sanchez High School, Yigo, Guam. Shortly thereafter I joined the US Air Force and spent 5 years as a Security Forces Member. I was able to cross train as a Medic and have remained one the past 3 years. I joined Tucson AZ Air National Guard and transferred to the University of Arizona, in hopes of transitioning from Criminal Justice into Science. I currently work at the Veterans Center on campus and Banner UMC. I enjoy research in Dr. Julie Ledford lab and have worked there through this academic year. My aspirations remain in the medical field with the hope of some day commissioning as a Medical Officer. I have a 4 year old son, who takes up the majority of my time, but I wouldn’t change it for a second. I also maintain my passion and commitment to fitness at any opportunity.
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Produced by Cathy Rivers