Class of 2021-2022
University of Notre Dame, 2021
Science - Business
Why I chose ESTEEM ?
Having worked at the IDEA Center as an undergrad, I worked with many current and past ESTEEMers. I was attracted to the way the ESTEEM program seemed to shape these people in both thought and action.
My capstone project and why I'm excited about it ?
I am working a research team at the University of Notre Dame designing a peptide drug for the treatment of tauopathies such as Alzheimer's Disease. As the research team tweaks the drug design and continues to produce data, I am de-risking their path to a clinical trial by assessing the past and future of drug development in the tauopathy space. I am excited to uncover useful insights that will affect the course of development of a therapeutic for a disease in significant need of better treatment.
What I hope to do after ESTEEM ?
I hope to continue working in the commercialization of life science research technologies. I want to drive innovation in medicine, and am perpetually curious to learn more about the awesome complexity of the human body.
What I like to do when I'm not working ?
I make a mean loaf of sourdough bread.