I completed my undergraduate work in microbiology (BS) and political science (BA) at The Ohio State University where I was a 2012 Truman Scholar and named to Phi Beta Kappa in 2014. After graduating, I completed my Master of Public Health as a 2013 Marshall Scholar at the University of Sheffield. I am currently a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic.
In addition to academic training, I am the co-founder, former executive director, and current member of the board of trustees for the 501(c)3 global health nonprofit the Pure Water Access Project, Inc. I have also spent time working at the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as the UK National Health Service. My past work has resulted in publications in both scientific and popular media as well as numerous presentations at national and international conferences.