Born and raised in Brooklyn, I graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. After working as a Financial Analyst and Helpdesk Analyst, I joined the Schmidt lab in 2005 as a Data Manager at Columbia University Medical Center. In July 2010, I along with the other members of the lab transferred to NYU Langone Medical Center. As a Grants Specialist for the Diabetes Research Program, I assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals. Other duties include preparing digital artwork for manuscript submissions to various scientific journals.